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. Schoener TW. The newest synthesis: understanding the interplay of evolutionary and ecological dynamics. Science. 2011;331:426–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. de Groot BL, Grubmüller H. Water permeation across biological membranes: mechanism and dynamics of aquaporin-1 and GlpF. Science. 2001;294:2353–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Catalli K, Shim S-H, Prakapenka V. Thickness and Clapeyron slope of the post-perovskite boundary. Nature. 2009;462:782–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Zhou Y, Sun K, Ma Y, Yang H, Zhang Y, Kong X, et al. Autophagy inhibits chemotherapy-induced apoptosis through downregulating Bad and Bim in hepatocellular carcinoma cells. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5382.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Mastro PF. Plastics Product Design. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
1. Yu X. Introduction to Evolutionary Algorithms. Gen M, editor. London: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Revathi A, Venkataramani Y. Text Independent Speaker and Emotion Independent Speech Recognition in Emotional Environment. In: Mandal JK, Satapathy SC, Kumar Sanyal M, Sarkar PP, Mukhopadhyay A, editors. Information Systems Design and Intelligent Applications: Proceedings of Second International Conference INDIA 2015, Volume 1. New Delhi: Springer India; 2015. p. 43–52.

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. O`Callaghan J. In Spite Of The Headlines, You Don’t Need To Be Afraid Of Self-Driving Cars [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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. Strategic Bombers: Logistics Decisions Impede B-1B Readiness and Supportability. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989 May. Report No.: NSIAD-89-129.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Rhoads EP. Knowledge management practices in U.S. federal agencies: The catalyst for E-Government transformation [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2006.

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. Grynbaum MM. A Network vs. the President. New York Times. 2017 Jul 6;B1.

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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