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:
The citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
The style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.
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
Raizen MG. Comprehensive control of atomic motion. Science. 2009 Jun 12;324(5933):1403–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
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
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
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
Frikha M. Ad Hoc Networks. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Hubbard B, Saad H. Evacuation of Aleppo Is Underway, Solidifying Assad’s Control. New York Times. 2016 Dec 15;A8.
References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:
This sentence cites one reference . This sentence cites two references [1,2]. This sentence cites four references [1–4].