How to format your references using the Transfusion Medicine Reviews citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Transfusion Medicine Reviews. 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]
Pettitt C. Anthropology: One-man multidisciplinarian. Nature 2015;525:319–20.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Buschman TJ, Miller EK. Top-down versus bottom-up control of attention in the prefrontal and posterior parietal cortices. Science 2007;315:1860–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Sun Z-D, Takagi K, Matsushima F. Separation and conversion dynamics of four nuclear spin isomers of ethylene. Science 2005;310:1938–41.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Liu J, Carmell MA, Rivas FV, Marsden CG, Thomson JM, Song J-J, et al. Argonaute2 is the catalytic engine of mammalian RNAi. Science 2004;305:1437–41.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Kerzner H, Belack C. Managing Complex Projects. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Strauß P-M. Proactive Spoken Dialogue Interaction in Multi-Party Environments. 1st ed. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
LeHew CW. Challenges in Community-Based Head and Neck Cancer Prevention Programs. In: Radosevich JA, editor. Head & Neck Cancer: Current Perspectives, Advances, and Challenges, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013, p. 73–86.

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 Reviews.

Blog post
[1]
Taub B. Your Personality Is Controlled By Your Immune System, According To New Study. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/you-personality-controlled-by-your-immune-system-according-new-study/ (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. Space Acquisitions: Assessment of Overhead Persistent Infrared Technology Report. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Jones DM. Educational paradigm shift: Emergence of the virtual classroom. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix, 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]
(nyt) SK. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Hoisting The Sub, Slowly. New York Times 2001:A6.

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 Reviews
AbbreviationTransfus. Med. Rev.
ISSN (print)0887-7963
ScopeClinical Biochemistry
Biochemistry, medical
Hematology

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