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
Abbott A (2003) Axeing of website article sparks row at Max Planck. Nature 422:460
A journal article with 2 authors
Mesgarani N, Chang EF (2012) Selective cortical representation of attended speaker in multi-talker speech perception. Nature 485:233–236
A journal article with 3 authors
Traag VA, Krings G, Van Dooren P (2013) Significant scales in community structure. Sci Rep 3:2930
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Ottesen EA, Hong JW, Quake SR, Leadbetter JR (2006) Microfluidic digital PCR enables multigene analysis of individual environmental bacteria. Science 314:1464–1467

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Weisberg HI (2014) Willful Ignorance. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Acuña ST, Juristo N (eds) (2005) Software Process Modeling. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
Chen W, Fu Z-J, Chen CS (2014) Boundary-Type RBF Collocation Methods. In: Fu Z-J, Chen CS (eds) Recent Advances in Radial Basis Function Collocation Methods. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 51–87

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
Fang J (2014) Dating The Moon. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/dating-moon/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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
Government Accountability Office (1983) Classification and Qualification Standards for the GS-1410 Library-Information Service Series. 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
Grether S (2012) All You Need is Love? An Examination of Interracial Divorce. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington 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
Blumenthal R, Greenhouse L (2007) Texas Planning New Execution Despite Ruling. New York Times A1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Abbott 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Abbott 2003; Mesgarani and Chang 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Mesgarani and Chang 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Ottesen et al. 2006)

About the journal

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

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