How to format your references using the Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis. 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
Guarente L (2006) Sirtuins as potential targets for metabolic syndrome. Nature 444:868–874
A journal article with 2 authors
Quinn TC, Overbaugh J (2005) HIV/AIDS in women: an expanding epidemic. Science 308:1582–1583
A journal article with 3 authors
Lee JB, Park C, Seoul National University Investigation Committee (2006) Molecular genetics: verification that Snuppy is a clone. Nature 440:E2-3
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Chothia C, Gough J, Vogel C, Teichmann SA (2003) Evolution of the protein repertoire. Science 300:1701–1703

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Jazar RN (2011) Advanced Dynamics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Schwarz J (2016) Atypical Elements in Drug Design, 1st ed. 2016. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Okafor I (2016) Islamic Extremism in West Africa: A Historical and Theological Analysis of the Crisis of Religious Brigandage in Islam. In: Lefebure LD (ed) Religion, Authority, and the State: From Constantine to the Contemporary World. Palgrave Macmillan US, New York, NY, pp 101–120

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 Thrombosis and Thrombolysis.

Blog post
Andrew E (2013) Comet ISON: The Real Song of Ice and Fire. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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
Government Accountability Office (2000) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Progress of the Global Hawk Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Robert NA (2017) Cortile: World Building & the Traveler Archetype. Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana

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
Rothenberg B (2017) Halep, Resigned to Defeat, Finds Out It’s Not Over Till It’s Over. New York Times B13

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 Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
AbbreviationJ. Thromb. Thrombolysis
ISSN (print)0929-5305
ISSN (online)1573-742X
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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