How to format your references using the Thrombosis Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Thrombosis Research. 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
G. Schilling, HIGH-ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS: X-ray Satellites Seek Clues to Bursts, Science. 290 (2000) 927.
A journal article with 2 authors
D. Bachtrog, B. Charlesworth, Reduced adaptation of a non-recombining neo-Y chromosome, Nature. 416 (2002) 323–326.
A journal article with 3 authors
C.A. Boisvert, E. Mark-Kurik, P.E. Ahlberg, The pectoral fin of Panderichthys and the origin of digits, Nature. 456 (2008) 636–638.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
L.M. Demers, D.S. Ginger, S.-J. Park, Z. Li, S.-W. Chung, C.A. Mirkin, Direct patterning of modified oligonucleotides on metals and insulators by dip-pen nanolithography, Science. 296 (2002) 1836–1838.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
R. Pandya, Mobile and Personal Communication Services and Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2005.
An edited book
C.A.C. Coello, ed., Learning and Intelligent Optimization: 5th International Conference, LION 5, Rome, Italy, January 17-21, 2011. Selected Papers, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
N. Conti, V. Memoli, One or Many EUs?, in: V. Memoli (Ed.), Citizens, Europe and the Media: Have New Media Made Citizens More Eurosceptical?, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016: pp. 47–68.

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 Research.

Blog post
S. Luntz, Comet’s Structure Is Like Deep-Fried Ice Cream, IFLScience. (2015).


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, Agricultural Attache Role Overseas: What He Does and How He Can Be More Effective for the United States, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1975.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
S.D. Lynch, Distortion of low-frequency acoustic signals by interaction with the moving ocean surface, Doctoral dissertation, University of California San Diego, 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
A.L. Baker, J. David Goodman, Officer Faced a Man on the Run, New York Times. (2015) 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 titleThrombosis Research
AbbreviationThromb. Res.
ISSN (print)0049-3848

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