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]
Colquhoun D. Science degrees without the science. Nature 2007;446:373–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Green CB, Menaker M. Circadian rhythms. Clocks on the brain. Science 2003;301:319–20.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Davidson EM, Frothingham R, Cook-Deegan R. Science and security. Practical experiences in dual-use review. Science 2007;316:1432–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Howard DJ, Marshall JL, Braswell WE, Coyne JA. Examining evidence of reproductive isolation in sockeye salmon. Science 2001;291:1853.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Westermeier R. Electrophoresis in Practice. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2004.
An edited book
[1]
Töpler J, Lehmann J, editors. Hydrogen and Fuel Cell: Technologies and Market Perspectives. 1st ed. 2016. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Husain Z, Dutta M. Nabadiganta: Women Workers in Kolkata’s IT Sector. In: Dutta M, editor. Women in Kolkata’s IT Sector: Satisficing Between Work and Household, New Delhi: Springer India; 2014, p. 75–96.

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. Conservation Tags To Track Animals Are Being Hijacked By Poachers. IFLScience 2017.

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. High-Speed Passenger Rail: Preliminary Assessment of California’s Cost Estimates and Other Challenges. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Valdez K. Taking a closer look at the mental health services act of 2004: A policy analysis. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2015.

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]
Greenhouse L. Case Touches a 2nd Amendment Nerve. New York Times 2007:A20.

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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