How to format your references using the Transfusion and Apheresis Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Transfusion and Apheresis Science. 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]
Friedberg EC. DNA damage and repair. Nature 2003;421:436–40.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Fisher CR, Girguis P. Microbiology. A proteomic snapshot of life at a vent. Science 2007;315:198–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Shoemaker CJ, Eyler DE, Green R. Dom34:Hbs1 promotes subunit dissociation and peptidyl-tRNA drop-off to initiate no-go decay. Science 2010;330:369–72.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Fukuda R, McNew JA, Weber T, Parlati F, Engel T, Nickel W, et al. Functional architecture of an intracellular membrane t-SNARE. Nature 2000;407:198–202.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Dincer I, Rosen MA, Ahmadi P. Optimization of Energy Systems. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
van Ham M, Manley D, Bailey N, Simpson L, Maclennan D, editors. Neighbourhood Effects Research: New Perspectives. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Nonell R, Medina I. Comparative Analysis of Institutional Incentives and Organisational Adjustment of Social Actors in Eight European Countries. In: Schofield N, Caballero G, editors. The Political Economy of Governance: Institutions, Political Performance and Elections, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 59–78.

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 Transfusion and Apheresis Science.

Blog post
[1]
Fang J. Why Do We Yawn? IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/why-do-we-yawn/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. Department of Education: Improved Dissemination and Timely Product Release Would Enhance the Usefulness of the What Works Clearinghouse. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Payan Venegas R. Factors associated with the lack of a regular health care provider for Latinos: Consequences and reasons. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2012.

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]
Wagner J. Mets’ Young Starters Come at Bargain Price in 2017. New York Times 2016:D3.

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 titleTransfusion and Apheresis Science
AbbreviationTransfus. Apher. Sci.
ISSN (print)1473-0502
ScopeHematology

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