How to format your references using the Transplantation Reviews citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Transplantation 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]
Markham J. Rare species occupy uncommon niches. Sci Rep 2014;4:6012.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Jakosky BM, Phillips RJ. Mars’ volatile and climate history. Nature 2001;412:237–44.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Shaw SL, Kamyar R, Ehrhardt DW. Sustained microtubule treadmilling in Arabidopsis cortical arrays. Science 2003;300:1715–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Lu L, Jia M, Ma Y, Yang L, Chen Z, Ho DD, et al. The changing face of HIV in China. Nature 2008;455:609–11.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
McLaughlin TA. Nonprofit Mergers and Alliances. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Piccolo A, editor. Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Innovative Methods. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Gimeno Gasca C, Celma Pueyo S, Aldea Chagoyen C. Receiver Front-End for 1.25-Gb/s SI-POF. In: Celma Pueyo S, Aldea Chagoyen C, editors. CMOS Continuous-Time Adaptive Equalizers for High-Speed Serial Links, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 107–34.

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 Reviews.

Blog post
[1]
Davis J. The UK Government Just Got Rid Of Its Climate Department. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/the-uk-government-just-got-rid-of-its-climate-department/ (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. Improvements Needed in the Department of Energy’s Efforts To Develop a Financial Reporting System. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1978.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Dotson KT. Smoke points of microgravity and normal gravity coflow diffusion flames. Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park, 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
[1]
Saslow L. Bill Would Make Offenders Share Probation Costs. New York Times 2007:LI2.

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 titleTransplantation Reviews
AbbreviationTransplant. Rev. (Orlando)
ISSN (print)0955-470X
ScopeTransplantation

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