How to format your references using the Cell and Tissue Banking citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cell and Tissue Banking. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Garrett C (2003) Ocean science. Enhanced: internal tides and ocean mixing. Science 301:1858–1859
A journal article with 2 authors
Ostfeld RS, Keesing F (2004) Ecology. Oh the locusts sang, then they dropped dead. Science 306:1488–1489
A journal article with 3 authors
Kumar P, Narayan R, Johnson JL (2008) Properties of gamma-ray burst progenitor stars. Science 321:376–379
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Funes S, Davidson E, Reyes-Prieto A, et al (2002) A green algal apicoplast ancestor. Science 298:2155

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chen ZN, Chia MYW (2006) Broadband Planar Antennas. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Damjanovich S (ed) (2005) Biophysical Aspects of Transmembrane Signaling. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Ureña-Guerrero ME, Feria-Velasco AI, Gudiño-Cabrera G, et al (2013) Modifications in the Seizures Susceptibility by Excitotoxic Neuronal Damage and Its Possible Relationship with the Pharmacoresistance. In: Rocha L, Cavalheiro EA (eds) Pharmacoresistance in Epilepsy: From Genes and Molecules to Promising Therapies. Springer, New York, NY, pp 59–76

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 Cell and Tissue Banking.

Blog post
Andrew D (2017) The Eyes Have It: How Vision May Have Driven Fishes Onto Land. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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
Government Accountability Office (2014) Education and Workforce Data: Challenges in Matching Student and Worker Information Raise Concerns about Longitudinal Data Systems. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Mannar NK (2017) Hri-Tech Consultants, LLC. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Stewart JB (2017) After Trump, Executives Ponder Path Into Politics. New York Times B1

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Garrett 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Garrett 2003; Ostfeld and Keesing 2004).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Ostfeld and Keesing 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Funes et al. 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleCell and Tissue Banking
AbbreviationCell Tissue Bank.
ISSN (print)1389-9333
ISSN (online)1573-6814
ScopeCell Biology
Biomedical Engineering

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