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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Raizen MG. Comprehensive control of atomic motion. Science. 2009 Jun 12;324(5933):1403–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Wheeler T, von Braun J. Climate change impacts on global food security. Science. 2013 Aug 2;341(6145):508–13.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Venditti C, Meade A, Pagel M. Phylogenies reveal new interpretation of speciation and the Red Queen. Nature. 2010 Jan 21;463(7279):349–52.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Valle M, Gillet R, Kaur S, Henne A, Ramakrishnan V, Frank J. Visualizing tmRNA entry into a stalled ribosome. Science. 2003 Apr 4;300(5616):127–30.

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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Frikha M. Ad Hoc Networks. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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Maleque MA. Materials Selection and Design. Salit MS, editor. Singapore: Springer; 2013. X, 120 p. 48 illus., 24 illus. in color. (SpringerBriefs in Materials).
A chapter in an edited book
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Baco E, Berge V, Rud E. How Do We Select Patients Eligible for Focal Therapy? Imaging and Targeted Biopsies: A Basic Prerequisite for Focal Therapy. In: Thüroff S, Chaussy CG, editors. Focal Therapy of Prostate Cancer: An Emerging Strategy for Minimally Invasive, Staged Treatment. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 39–49.

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 E. Massive Chunk of Glacier Breaks Off Into Ocean [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/massive-chunk-glacier-breaks-ocean/

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. Drug Abuse Control Program Activities in the Philippines. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1972 Aug. Report No.: B-164031(2).

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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Cervantes I. Flexural retrofitting of reinforced concrete structures using Green Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer plates [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2013.

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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Hubbard B, Saad H. Evacuation of Aleppo Is Underway, Solidifying Assad’s Control. New York Times. 2016 Dec 15;A8.

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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