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]
Thompson JK. Quantum physics: Atomic doughnuts from single photons. Nature 2015;519:420–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Hemmer P, Wrachtrup J. Physics. Where is my quantum computer? Science 2009;324:473–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Sun B, Munroe P, Wang G. Ruthenium nanocrystals as cathode catalysts for lithium-oxygen batteries with a superior performance. Sci Rep 2013;3:2247.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Dixon JE, Leist L, Langmuir C, Schilling J-G. Recycled dehydrated lithosphere observed in plume-influenced mid-ocean-ridge basalt. Nature 2002;420:385–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Ellis R. Language Teaching Research and Language Pedagogy. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Abdulla R-I, Bonney W, Khalid O, Awad S, editors. Pediatric Electrocardiography: An Algorithmic Approach to Interpretation. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Branstetter BK, Trickey JS, Finneran JJ. On the Relationship Between Environmental Noise, Critical Ratios, and Comodulation Masking Release in the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). In: Popper AN, Hawkins A, editors. The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, New York, NY: Springer; 2012, p. 29–31.

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. How Should We Design Cities To Make The Most Of Urban Ecosystems? IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/how-should-we-design-cities-make-most-urban-ecosystems/ (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. Emergency Communications: National Communications System Provides Programs for Priority Calling, but Planning for New Initiatives and Performance Measurement Could be Strengthened. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Kratchman J. Predicting Chronic Non-Cancer Toxicity Levels from Short-Term Toxicity Data. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2017.

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]
Billard M. For the Fierce Of Foot. New York Times 2010:E7.

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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