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 (J Thromb 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
Glass RI (2015) Brain disorders across the lifespan. Nature 527:S150
A journal article with 2 authors
Bouziat R, Jabri B (2015) IMMUNOLOGY. Breaching the gut-vascular barrier. Science 350:742–743
A journal article with 3 authors
Okabe Y, Sano T, Nagata S (2009) Regulation of the innate immune response by threonine-phosphatase of Eyes absent. Nature 460:520–524
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Feng M, Lu Y, Yang Y, et al (2013) Bioinspired greigite magnetic nanocrystals: chemical synthesis and biomedicine applications. Sci Rep 3:2994

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Yang J (2007) Six-Membered Transition States in Organic Synthesis. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Skibo JM (2008) People and Things: A Behavioral Approach to Material Culture. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Kelly A, Kaufman SC, Lass J, et al (2014) Imaging Techniques for Corneal Disorders. In: Jeng BH (ed) Advances in Medical and Surgical Cornea: From Diagnosis to Procedure. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 45–55

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 (2015) To Manage Earth In The Anthropocene, We Need To Focus On Systems Change. 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 (1989) [Comments on Special Legislative Provision Concerning Compensation for Reemployed Retired Air Traffic Controllers]. 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
Watkins D (2008) The common factors between coaching cultures and transformational leadership, transactional leadership, and high-performance organizational cultures. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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
Barker K, Shah PZ, Goldstein J, Silver-Greenberg J (2016) From Class Clown to Manhattan Bomb Suspect. New York Times 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 titleJournal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
AbbreviationJ. Thromb. Thrombolysis
ISSN (print)0929-5305
ISSN (online)1573-742X
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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