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
Ball P (2014) Culture: Artistic alchemy. Nature 512:26–27
A journal article with 2 authors
Snir Y, Kamien RD (2005) Entropically driven helix formation. Science 307:1067
A journal article with 3 authors
Hermans TM, Frauenrath H, Stellacci F (2013) Materials science. Droplets out of equilibrium. Science 341:243–244
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Aach J, Bulyk ML, Church GM, et al (2001) Computational comparison of two draft sequences of the human genome. Nature 409:856–859

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cobb AH, Reade JPH (2010) Herbicides and Plant Physiology. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
Aybek CM, Huinink J, Muttarak R (2015) Spatial Mobility, Migration, and Living Arrangements. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Romano C (2016) Identity and Selfhood: Paul Ricœur’s Contribution and Its Continuations. In: Davidson S, Vallée M-A (eds) Hermeneutics and Phenomenology in Paul Ricoeur: Between Text and Phenomenon. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 43–59

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
Carpineti A (2017) Researchers Reveal Blueprint For Quantum Computers. 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 (1987) Trademark ADP System: Patent Office Should Analyze Alternatives Before Contract Award. 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
Baker NS (2012) Bridging the Gap: Finding the Language of Soul. Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute

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
Hodara S (2013) Seeing and Being Seen, Across Millenniums. New York Times WE10

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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