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
Sarewitz D (2011) The voice of science: let’s agree to disagree. Nature 478:7
A journal article with 2 authors
Foustoukos DI, Seyfried WE Jr (2004) Hydrocarbons in hydrothermal vent fluids: the role of chromium-bearing catalysts. Science 304:1002–1005
A journal article with 3 authors
Idzko M, Ferrari D, Eltzschig HK (2014) Nucleotide signalling during inflammation. Nature 509:310–317
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Phizicky E, Bastiaens PIH, Zhu H, et al (2003) Protein analysis on a proteomic scale. Nature 422:208–215

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kapterev A (2011) Presentation Secrets. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Basu S (ed) (2007) Recent Trends in Fuel Cell Science and Technology. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Bikker JA, de Dreu J (2007) Operating costs of pension schemes. In: Steenbeek O, Lecq F van der (eds) Costs and Benefits of Collective Pension Systems. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 51–74

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
Hale T (2016) New Claim Adds More Madness To The Bermuda Triangle Theories. 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 (1999) Mass Transit: FTA’s Progress in Developing and Implementing a New Starts Evaluation Process. 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
Anderson SL (2008) Ninth grade transition: Best practices for a successful transition to high school. Doctoral dissertation, Capella University

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
Brantley B (2016) Banality and Trouble? They’re Neighbors. New York Times C1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sarewitz 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Foustoukos and Seyfried 2004; Sarewitz 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Foustoukos and Seyfried 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Phizicky et al. 2003)

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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