How to format your references using the Transfusion clinique et biologique citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Transfusion clinique et biologique. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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]
Hoag H. Molecular biology: Marked progress. Nature 2015;527:S114-5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Martin CH, Wainwright PC. Multiple fitness peaks on the adaptive landscape drive adaptive radiation in the wild. Science 2013;339:208–11.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Barry L, Craig GC, Thuburn J. Poleward heat transport by the atmospheric heat engine. Nature 2002;415:774–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Stocker H, Andjelkovic M, Oldham S, Laffargue M, Wymann MP, Hemmings BA, et al. Living with lethal PIP3 levels: viability of flies lacking PTEN restored by a PH domain mutation in Akt/PKB. Science 2002;295:2088–91.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Rehder D. Chemistry in Space. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Wilson AK, Peterson KA, Woon DE, editors. Thom H. Dunning, Jr: A Festschrift from Theoretical Chemistry Accounts. vol. 10. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Prinja AK, Larsen EW. General Principles of Neutron Transport. In: Cacuci DG, editor. Handbook of Nuclear Engineering, Boston, MA: Springer US; 2010, p. 427–542.

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 clinique et biologique.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Scientists Reveal What The Perfect Penis Looks Like. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/scientist-tried-figure-out-what-women-look-penis/ (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. Review of Accounts, CAB Through June 30, 1971. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1972.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Allen SA. Dispersed Social Work: Understanding Social Presence and Organizational Identification Through the Use of New Communication Technologies. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2014.

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]
Crow K. How AT&T Picks Plays: Tracking “Bright Ideas.” New York Times 2002:F13.

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 [1,1].
This sentence cites four references [1,1,1,1].

About the journal

Full journal titleTransfusion clinique et biologique
AbbreviationTransfus. Clin. Biol.
ISSN (print)1246-7820
ScopeClinical Biochemistry
Biochemistry, medical
Hematology

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