How to format your references using the Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research. 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
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Purnell, B. A. (2014). Parenting. A legacy that transcends genes. Introduction. Science (New York, N.Y.), 345(6198), 742–743.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Steinberger, B., & Torsvik, T. H. (2008). Absolute plate motions and true polar wander in the absence of hotspot tracks. Nature, 452(7187), 620–623.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Gutiérrez, N. L., Hilborn, R., & Defeo, O. (2011). Leadership, social capital and incentives promote successful fisheries. Nature, 470(7334), 386–389.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
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Nemeth, E., Tuttle, M. S., Powelson, J., Vaughn, M. B., Donovan, A., Ward, D. M., … Kaplan, J. (2004). Hepcidin regulates cellular iron efflux by binding to ferroportin and inducing its internalization. Science (New York, N.Y.), 306(5704), 2090–2093.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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bauforumstahl e.V. (2011). Beispiele zur Bemessung von Stahltragwerken nach DIN EN 1993 Eurocode 3. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
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Vicente-Serrano, S. M., & Trigo, R. M. (Eds.). (2011). Hydrological, Socioeconomic and Ecological Impacts of the North Atlantic Oscillation in the Mediterranean Region (Vol. 46). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
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Breedveld, P. (2009). Port-based modelling of multidomain physical systems in terms of bond graphs. In M. Arnold & W. Schiehlen (Eds.), Simulation Techniques for Applied Dynamics (pp. 141–190). Vienna: Springer.

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 Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research.

Blog post
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Luntz, S. (2015, May 13). Flashy Fish Don’t Get Lucky. IFLScience. IFLScience. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from

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
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Government Accountability Office. (1995). International Broadcasting: Downsizing and Relocating Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (No. NSIAD-95-53). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Boyle, L. L. (2014). Relationship between managerial responsiveness, managerial approachability, and prosocial voice among acute-care registered nurses (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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
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Kelly, B. Y. M. A. (2003, March 13). For French, Apprehension About Travel to U.S. New York Times, p. W1.

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 titleJournal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
AbbreviationJ. Cardiovasc. Transl. Res.
ISSN (print)1937-5387
ISSN (online)1937-5395
ScopeGenetics
Molecular Medicine
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Genetics(clinical)
Pharmaceutical Science

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