How to format your references using the Thrombosis Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Thrombosis Journal. 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
1. Poon W. Physics. Colloids as big atoms. Science. 2004;304:830–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Yu J, Broecker WS. Comment on “Deep-sea temperature and ice volume changes across the Pliocene-Pleistocene climate transitions.” Science. 2010;328:1480; author reply 1480.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Nabel GJ, Wolinsky SM, Haynes BF. Retrospective. Norman L. Letvin (1949-2012). Science. 2012;336:1653.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Ren Z, Wang J, Wang S, Zou C, Li X, Guan Y, et al. Autologous transplantation of GDNF-expressing mesenchymal stem cells protects against MPTP-induced damage in cynomolgus monkeys. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2786.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Demand NH. The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2011.
An edited book
1. Schulte C, editor. Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming: 19th International Conference, CP 2013, Uppsala, Sweden, September 16-20, 2013. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Hens T, Rieger MO. Multiple-Periods Model. In: Rieger MO, editor. Financial Economics: A Concise Introduction to Classical and Behavioral Finance. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2016. p. 211–54.

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 Thrombosis Journal.

Blog post
1. Andrews R. Kuwait Scorched By 54-Degree Heat On Hottest Day Ever In Eastern Hemisphere. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.


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
1. Government Accountability Office. CH-53E Helicopter. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1974 Mar. Report No.: 093062.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Yoon T. Object Recognition Based on Multi-Agent Spatial Reasoning [Doctoral dissertation]. [Columbus, OH]: Ohio State University; 2008.

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
1. Crow K. Gently, Neighbors Want Statue to Find a Home. New York Times. 2002 Apr 28;144.

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 titleThrombosis Journal
AbbreviationThromb. J.
ISSN (online)1477-9560

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