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. Lis JT. Imaging Drosophila gene activation and polymerase pausing in vivo. Nature. 2007;450:198–202.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Carter NJ, Cross RA. Mechanics of the kinesin step. Nature. 2005;435:308–12.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Feurer T, Vaughan JC, Nelson KA. Spatiotemporal coherent control of lattice vibrational waves. Science. 2003;299:374–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Wang G, Liu X, Lu H, Zeng C. Graphene plasmonic lens for manipulating energy flow. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4073.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Misra DK. Practical Electromagnetics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
An edited book
1. Yor M, editor. Aspects of Mathematical Finance. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Garrison AP, Helmrath MA. Parenteral Nutrition. In: Mattei P, editor. Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery. New York, NY: Springer; 2011. p. 33–6.

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. Andrew E. China’s Smog Kills More Than A Million Each Year – But There’s A Clearer Road Ahead [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/china-s-smog-kills-more-million-each-year-there-s-clearer-road-ahead/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Information Technology: FDA Needs to Fully Implement Key Management Practices to Lessen Modernization Risks. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012 Mar. Report No.: GAO-12-346.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Dizon F. Treatment and Return to Play of Three Runners with Bone Stress Injury and/or Other Traits of a Male-Version of the Female Athlete Triad: A Case Series [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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
1. Billard M. What’s Old And New. New York Times. 2010 Aug 5;E6.

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
ScopeHematology

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