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
R.J. Cave, Chemistry. Inducing chirality with circularly polarized light, Science. 323 (2009) 1435–1436.
A journal article with 2 authors
R. Nielsen, M.J. Hubisz, Evolutionary genomics: detecting selection needs comparative data, Nature. 433 (2005) E6; discussion E7-8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Y. Li, K.-S. Moon, C.P. Wong, Materials science. Electronics without lead, Science. 308 (2005) 1419–1420.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
A. Gorthi, J.C. Romero, E. Loranc, L. Cao, L.A. Lawrence, E. Goodale, A.B. Iniguez, X. Bernard, V.P. Masamsetti, S. Roston, E.R. Lawlor, J.A. Toretsky, K. Stegmaier, S.L. Lessnick, Y. Chen, A.J.R. Bishop, Author Correction: EWS-FLI1 increases transcription to cause R-loops and block BRCA1 repair in Ewing sarcoma, Nature. 559 (2018) E11.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
H.-W. Reinhardt, Ingenieurbaustoffe, Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin, Germany, 2010.
An edited book
G. Stoeglehner, Integrated Spatial and Energy Planning: Supporting Climate Protection and the Energy Turn with Means of Spatial Planning, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
A.Y. Uteshev, M.V. Yashina, On Maxwell’s Conjecture for Coulomb Potential Generated by Point Charges, in: M.L. Gavrilova, C.J.K. Tan (Eds.), Transactions on Computational Science XXVII, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2016: pp. 68–80.

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
R. Andrews, The Human Heart Begins Beating Just 16 Days After Conception, IFLScience. (2016). (accessed October 30, 2018).


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, Maritime Law Exemption: Exemption Provides Limited Competitive Advantage, but Barriers to Further Entry under U.S. Flag Remain, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2004.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
A.S. Pantallion, A parallel comparison of views regarding student preparation for introductory college chemistry, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2015.

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
J. Hodgman, Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman, New York Times. (2017) MM22.

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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