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]
Tauxe W. Genome editing: 4 big questions. Nature 2015;528:S17.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Kovaleva EG, Lipscomb JD. Crystal structures of Fe2+ dioxygenase superoxo, alkylperoxo, and bound product intermediates. Science 2007;316:453–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Muheim R, Phillips JB, Akesson S. Polarized light cues underlie compass calibration in migratory songbirds. Science 2006;313:837–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Eldrett JS, Harding IC, Wilson PA, Butler E, Roberts AP. Continental ice in Greenland during the Eocene and Oligocene. Nature 2007;446:176–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Bradley RL Jr. Edison to Enron. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
Azar AT, editor. Modeling and Control of Dialysis Systems: Volume 2: Biofeedback Systems and Soft Computing Techniques of Dialysis. vol. 405. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Kremer R, Flores R. Policies, Conversations, and Conversation Composition. In: Barbosa D, Milios E, editors. Advances in Artificial Intelligence: 28th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canadian AI 2015, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 2-5, 2015, Proceedings, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 50–8.

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. I Fucking Love Science Teams Up With The Science Channel To Curate The Best Science Content On The Web. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/i-fucking-love-science-teams-science-channel-curate-best-science-content-web/ (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. Federal Support for Restaurant Sanitation Found Largely Ineffective. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1975.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Gopalappa C. Three essays on analytical models to improve early detection of cancer. Doctoral dissertation. University of South Florida, 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]
Kelly C. A Fresh Discovery, Three Decades in the Making. New York Times 2012:A23B.

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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