How to format your references using the Transplantation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Transplantation. 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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Kanamori H. Earthquake physics and real-time seismology. Nature 2008; 451: 271.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Raddick MJ, Szalay AS. SPORE series winner. The universe online. Science (New York, N.Y.) 2010; 329: 1028.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Mohn F, Handler D, Brennecke J. Noncoding RNA. piRNA-guided slicing specifies transcripts for Zucchini-dependent, phased piRNA biogenesis. Science (New York, N.Y.) 2015; 348: 812.
A journal article with 10 or more authors
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Zerrouki D, Baudry J, Pine D, Chaikin P, Bibette J. Chiral colloidal clusters. Nature 2008; 455: 380.

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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Volpe MA. Rethinking Christian Identity. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2013.
An edited book
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Prain V, Cox P, Deed C et al., editors. Personalising Learning in Open-Plan Schools. Rotterdam: SensePublishers, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Chen LM, Friedman R, Roe AW. Somatosensory: Imaging Tactile Perception. In: Roe AW, ed. Imaging the Brain with Optical Methods. New York, NY: Springer, 2010: 65.

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 Transplantation.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Sky Watching Event Guide For 2015 [Internet]. IFLScience2014; [cited 2018 Oct 30] Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/sky-watching-event-guide-2015/

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. Federal Research: Challenges to Implementing the Advanced Technology Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1998.

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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McFarland-Mancini M. Prolactin Production by Human Breast Adipose Tissue and Adipocytes. 2006;

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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Walsh MW. Alabama County’s Debt Deal Averts Bankruptcy. New York Times2011; : B3.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 titleTransplantation
AbbreviationTransplantation
ISSN (print)0041-1337
ISSN (online)1534-0608
ScopeTransplantation

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