How to format your references using the The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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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Miller RJD. Femtosecond crystallography with ultrabright electrons and x-rays: capturing chemistry in action. Science. 2014;343(6175):1108-1116.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Day KP, Fowkes FJI. Microbiology. Quantifying malaria dynamics within the host. Science. 2011;333(6045):943-944.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Vaupel JW, Carey JR, Christensen K. Aging. It’s never too late. Science. 2003;301(5640):1679-1681.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Banavath HN, Sharma OP, Kumar MS, Baskaran R. Identification of novel tyrosine kinase inhibitors for drug resistant T315I mutant BCR-ABL: a virtual screening and molecular dynamics simulations study. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6948.

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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Rossi RJ. Theorems, Corollaries, Lemmas, and Methods of Proof. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
An edited book
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Veasey SC, ed. Oxidative Neural Injury. Humana Press; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
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Noll W. The Foundations of Mechanics. In: Grioli G, Truesdell C, eds. Non-Linear Continuum Theories. Springer; 2011:159-200.

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 The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Blog post
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Carpineti A. Massive Stars Form Just like Smaller Stars, But With Extra Bangs. IFLScience. Published November 14, 2016. Accessed October 30, 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/space/massive-stars-form-just-like-smaller-stars-but-with-extra-bangs/

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. Overseas Allowances: Improvements Needed in Administration. U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990.

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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Knoth KC. Biological Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences: An Examination of an Introductory Level Implementation. Published online 2017.

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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Greenhouse L. Justices Back Underwriters On New Issues. New York Times. June 19, 2007:C1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleThe Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
AbbreviationJ. Heart Lung Transplant.
ISSN (print)1053-2498
ISSN (online)1557-3117
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
Surgery
Transplantation

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