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]
Fenchel T. Microbial behavior in a heterogeneous world. Science 2002;296:1068–71.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Thompson PM, Ollason JC. Lagged effects of ocean climate change on fulmar population dynamics. Nature 2001;413:417–20.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Daubin V, Moran NA, Ochman H. Phylogenetics and the cohesion of bacterial genomes. Science 2003;301:829–32.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Nash P, Tang X, Orlicky S, Chen Q, Gertler FB, Mendenhall MD, et al. Multisite phosphorylation of a CDK inhibitor sets a threshold for the onset of DNA replication. Nature 2001;414:514–21.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Ramm AG, Hoang NS. Dynamical Systems Method and Applications. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
Hassan OH, Abidin SZ, Anwar R, Kamaruzaman MF, editors. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Research of Arts, Design and Humanities (ISRADH 2014). 1st ed. 2015. Singapore: Springer; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Fagerlönn J, Liljedahl M. Designing a Web-Based Tool That Informs the Audio Design Process. In: Ystad S, Aramaki M, Kronland-Martinet R, Jensen K, editors. Auditory Display: 6th International Symposium, CMMR/ICAD 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 18-22, 2009. Revised Papers, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010, p. 68–79.

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]
Hamilton K. Why Emotional Abuse In Childhood May Lead To Migraines In Adulthood. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/why-emotional-abuse-in-childhood-may-lead-to-migraines-in-adulthood/ (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. Homeland Security: Despite Progress, DHS Continues to Be Challenged in Managing Its Multi-Billion Dollar Annual Investment in Large-Scale Information Technology Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Robert NA. Cortile: World Building & the Traveler Archetype. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, 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]
Gustines GG. The Joker in the Deck: Birth of a Supervillain. New York Times 2010:C2.

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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