How to format your references using the Translational Medicine in Diabetes, Lipids and Cardiovascular Prevention citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Translational Medicine in Diabetes, Lipids and Cardiovascular Prevention. 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
D.S. Burnett, NASA returns rocks from a comet, Science. 314 (2006) 1709–1710.
A journal article with 2 authors
N. Kim, C.P. Grey, Probing oxygen motion in disordered anionic conductors with 17O and 51V MAS NMR spectroscopy, Science. 297 (2002) 1317–1320.
A journal article with 3 authors
E. Moreno, K. Basler, G. Morata, Cells compete for decapentaplegic survival factor to prevent apoptosis in Drosophila wing development, Nature. 416 (2002) 755–759.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
L.S. Michel, V. Liberal, A. Chatterjee, R. Kirchwegger, B. Pasche, W. Gerald, M. Dobles, P.K. Sorger, V.V. Murty, R. Benezra, MAD2 haplo-insufficiency causes premature anaphase and chromosome instability in mammalian cells, Nature. 409 (2001) 355–359.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
A.C.J. Luo, Y. Guo, Vibro-Impact Dynamics, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK, 2013.
An edited book
C.K. Rowley, Readings in Public Choice and Constitutional Political Economy, Springer US, Boston, MA, 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
C. Heldrich, Birth Trauma, in: A.H. Ross, S.M. Abel (Eds.), The Juvenile Skeleton in Forensic Abuse Investigations, Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, 2011: pp. 49–60.

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 Translational Medicine in Diabetes, Lipids and Cardiovascular Prevention.

Blog post
E. Andrew, Cadaver Study Suggests Fist Fighting Could Have Played A Role In Hand Evolution, IFLScience. (2015). (accessed October 30, 2018).


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
Government Accountability Office, Corps of Engineers Electronic Signature System, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
A.C. Sonn, Institutions’ needs and donors’ dreams: A case study of successful student affairs fundraising collaboration at three private research universities, Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University, 2009.

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
M. Paulson, B. Sisario, Hit Shows on Two Continents Confront One Villain: Scalpers, New York Times. (2017) A1.

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 titleTranslational Medicine in Diabetes, Lipids and Cardiovascular Prevention
ISSN (print)2214-7543

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