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
Radda G (2002) Science in Europe. Biomedical research and international collaboration. Science 295:445–446
A journal article with 2 authors
Gaut BS, Ross-Ibarra J (2008) Selection on major components of angiosperm genomes. Science 320:484–486
A journal article with 3 authors
Tuff J, Wade J, Wood BJ (2013) Volcanism on Mars controlled by early oxidation of the upper mantle. Nature 498:342–345
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Johnston AM, Raven JA, Beardall J, Leegood RC (2001) Carbon fixation. Photosynthesis in a marine diatom. Nature 412:40–41

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
“MAX” Maxfield C, Brown A (2005) The Definitive Guide to How Computers Do Math. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Lajtha A, Banik N (eds) (2007) Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology: Neural Protein Metabolism and Function. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
Lo Piparo E, Fratev F, Mazzatorta P, et al (2006) Toxicity in allelopathy: In Silico Approach. In: Reigosa MJ, Pedrol N, González L (eds) Allelopathy: A Physiological Process with Ecological Implications. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 105–126

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
Carpineti A (2017) New Simulation Helps Explain The Mysteries Of Supercooled Water. 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 (1975) Critical Need for a Better System for Adjusting Top Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries. 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
Dalton R (2010) The story of Huo Yuanjia and the narrative of national humiliation in post-Mao China. 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
Hollander S (2000) It’s All in the Family as Princeton Goes for a Title. New York Times D10

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Radda 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Radda 2002; Gaut and Ross-Ibarra 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Gaut and Ross-Ibarra 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Johnston et al. 2001)

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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