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]
Jahn R. Neuroscience. A neuronal receptor for botulinum toxin. Science 2006;312:540–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Stein E, Tessier-Lavigne M. Hierarchical organization of guidance receptors: silencing of netrin attraction by slit through a Robo/DCC receptor complex. Science 2001;291:1928–38.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Paraschiv-Ionescu A, Buchser E, Aminian K. Unraveling dynamics of human physical activity patterns in chronic pain conditions. Sci Rep 2013;3:2019.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Mao S, Yu K, Chang J, Steeber DA, Ocola LE, Chen J. Direct growth of vertically-oriented graphene for field-effect transistor biosensor. Sci Rep 2013;3:1696.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Tms. Engineering Solutions for Sustainability. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
Artmann GM, Chien S, editors. Bioengineering in Cell and Tissue Research. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Abdulla PA, Ben Henda N, de Alfaro L, Mayr R, Sandberg S. Stochastic Games with Lossy Channels. In: Amadio R, editor. Foundations of Software Science and Computational Structures: 11th International Conference, FOSSACS 2008, Held as Part of the Joint European Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2008, Budapest, Hungary, March 29 - April 6, 2008. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008, p. 35–49.

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]
Carpineti A. Some Martian Lakes Formed Much Later Than We Expected. IFLScience 2016.

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. Office of Education Should Improve Procedures To Recover Defaulted Loans Under the Guaranteed Student Loan Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1971.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Graves KA. An Exploration of Organizational Commitment among Generation X Leaders. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix, 2012.

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]
Rossellini I. The Sphinx: Greta Garbo. New York Times 1996:685.

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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