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]
Herrmann WA. Obituary: Ernst Otto Fischer (1918-2007). Nature 2007;449:156.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Hemmer P, Gomes C. Physics. Single proteins under a diamond spotlight. Science 2015;347:1072–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Cobaleda C, Jochum W, Busslinger M. Conversion of mature B cells into T cells by dedifferentiation to uncommitted progenitors. Nature 2007;449:473–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Khang D-Y, Jiang H, Huang Y, Rogers JA. A stretchable form of single-crystal silicon for high-performance electronics on rubber substrates. Science 2006;311:208–12.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Hannam J. What Everyone Needs to Know about Tax. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Miftahof RN. Biomechanics of the Human Urinary Bladder. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Friedman BJ, Lim HW, Wang SQ. Photoprotection and Photoaging. In: Wang SQ, Lim HW, editors. Principles and Practice of Photoprotection, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 61–74.

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]
Carpineti A. Mars’ Surface Plays A Role In Its Atmospheric Composition. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/space/mars-surface-plays-a-role-in-its-atmospheric-composition/ (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. Congressional Budget Reform: What Are Its Prospects? Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1974.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Love KS. Factors infleuncing job satisfaction in nurses. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2010.

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]
Hanc J. Straight From a Boomer’s Attic. New York Times 2017:F8.

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

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