How to format your references using the Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy. 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
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Yahia M: Global health: a uniquely Egyptian epidemic. Nature 2011;474:S12-3.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Hayden LA, Watson EB: A diffusion mechanism for core-mantle interaction. Nature 2007;450:709–711.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Gottfried JA, O’Doherty J, Dolan RJ: Encoding predictive reward value in human amygdala and orbitofrontal cortex. Science 2003;301:1104–1107.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Sánchez-Luque FJ, Stich M, Manrubia S, Briones C, Berzal-Herranz A: Efficient HIV-1 inhibition by a 16 nt-long RNA aptamer designed by combining in vitro selection and in silico optimisation strategies. Sci Rep 2014;4:6242.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Nova R: Soil Mechanics. Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013.
An edited book
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S. Hippe Z, L. Kulikowski J, Mroczek T, Wtorek J (eds): Issues and Challenges in Artificial Intelligence. Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
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Sheaff MT, Singh N: Serous Fluids; in Singh N (ed): Cytopathology: An Introduction. London, Springer, 2013, pp 101–141.

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 Medicine and Hemotherapy.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J: This 46-Billion-Pixel View Of The Milky Way Is The Largest Space Image Ever Created. IFLScience 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30];Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/46-billion-pixel-view-milky-way-largest-space-image-ever-created/

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
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Government Accountability Office: School Meals: USDA Could Improve Verification Process for Program Access. Washington, DC, U.S. Government Printing Office, 2015.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Wilson RA: Spectroelectrochemical Sensing and Detection of Zinc in Serum by Anodic Stripping Voltammerty on a Bismuth Film Electrode 2011;

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
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Hodara S: Becoming a Vampire, or Almost Anything Else. New York Times 2015;WE9.

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 Medicine and Hemotherapy
AbbreviationTransfus. Med. Hemother.
ISSN (print)1660-3796
ISSN (online)1660-3818
ScopeHematology
Immunology and Allergy

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