How to format your references using the Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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] Bourzac K. Collaborations: Mining the motherlodes. Nature. 2015;527(7576):S8-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1] Sutton RT, Hodson DLR. Atlantic Ocean forcing of North American and European summer climate. Science. 2005;309(5731):115–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1] Olsen A, Vantipalli MC, Lithgow GJ. Checkpoint proteins control survival of the postmitotic cells in Caenorhabditis elegans. Science. 2006;312(5778):1381–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1] Kumar P, Wikfeldt KT, Schlesinger D, Pettersson LGM, Stanley HE. The Boson peak in supercooled water. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1980.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1] Piegorsch WW, Bailer AJ. Analyzing Environmental Data. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
[1] Gertz M, Jajodia S, editors. Handbook of Database Security: Applications and Trends. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1] Andrievski RA, Khatchoyan AV. Mechanical Actions Effect upon Nanomaterials. In: Khatchoyan A, editor. Nanomaterials in Extreme Environments: Fundamentals and Applications. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 55–78. (Springer Series in Materials Science).

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 Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation.

Blog post
[1] Potvin S. A Colorful New Way Of Spotting Fake Whisky [homepage on the Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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. [Response to Request for Views on Application of P.L. 99-177 to Teacher Loan Cancellations]. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1986 Sep. Report No.: B-221498.20.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1] Powell TJ. Saxophone sonatas: 1980–2010 [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 2012.

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] Schlossberg T, Tabuchi H. Settlements for Company Sins Can No Longer Aid Other Projects. New York Times. 2017;A1.

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 titleClinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
AbbreviationClin. Hemorheol. Microcirc.
ISSN (print)1386-0291
ISSN (online)1875-8622
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Physiology (medical)

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