How to format your references using the Blood Reviews citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Blood Reviews. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
[1]
Risch NJ. Searching for genetic determinants in the new millennium. Nature 2000;405:847–56.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Levine BL, June CH. Perspective: assembly line immunotherapy. Nature 2013;498:S17.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Lavrov AN, Komiya S, Ando Y. Magnetic shape-memory effects in a crystal. Nature 2002;418:385–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Atabaki AH, Moazeni S, Pavanello F, Gevorgyan H, Notaros J, Alloatti L, et al. Integrating photonics with silicon nanoelectronics for the next generation of systems on a chip. Nature 2018;556:349–54.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
[1]
Bertolo D. Interactions on Digital Tablets in the Context of 3D Geometry Learning. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Dent D, editor. Soil as World Heritage. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Andrzejewski K, Rovenski V, Walczak P. Integral Formulas in Foliation Theory. In: Rovenski V, Walczak P, editors. Geometry and its Applications, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014, p. 73–82.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Blood Reviews.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Fitness Versus Fatness: Which Matters More? IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/fitness-versus-fatness-which-matters-more/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Advance Sheets: Volume 74, Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1995.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Knehans A. As you like it: The road to design. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2013.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
[1]
Brantley B. A Flock of Shylocks Descends .. New York Times 2017:C2.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleBlood Reviews
AbbreviationBlood Rev.
ISSN (print)0268-960X
ScopeHematology
Oncology

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