How to format your references using the Vox Sanguinis citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Vox Sanguinis. 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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Monastersky R. Shooting for the moon. Nature. 2009 Jul 16;460(7253):314–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Shinar G, Feinberg M. Structural sources of robustness in biochemical reaction networks. Science. 2010 Mar 12;327(5971):1389–91.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Bertet C, Sulak L, Lecuit T. Myosin-dependent junction remodelling controls planar cell intercalation and axis elongation. Nature. 2004 Jun 10;429(6992):667–71.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Milanovic M, Fan DNY, Belenki D, Däbritz JHM, Zhao Z, Yu Y, et al. Senescence-associated reprogramming promotes cancer stemness. Nature. 2018 Jan 4;553(7686):96–100.

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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Cooke RM, Nieboer D, Misiewicz J. Fat-Tailed Distributions: Volume 1. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
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Fermüller CG, Voronkov A, editors. Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Reasoning: 17th International Conference, LPAR-17, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, October 10-15, 2010. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. XII, 656 p. 83 illus. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 6397).
A chapter in an edited book
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Lemert C. Slouching Toward Inequality. In: Machin A, Stehr N, editors. Understanding Inequality: Social Costs and Benefits. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden; 2016. p. 101–10.

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 Vox Sanguinis.

Blog post
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Andrew D. Five Ways Christmas Affects Your Brain [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/five-ways-christmas-affects-your-brain/

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. [Questions Concerning the Implementation of the Student Loan Consolidation and Technical Amendments Act of 1983]. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1984 Sep. Report No.: B-214351.

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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Moore BA. The Writing Machine [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2010.

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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Williams J. Zinzi Clemmons. New York Times. 2017 May 25;C18.

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 titleVox Sanguinis
AbbreviationVox Sang.
ISSN (print)0042-9007
ISSN (online)1423-0410
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Hematology

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