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
Garwin L (2005) Schrödinger’s mousetrap. Part 4. Nature 433:579
A journal article with 2 authors
Gardner A, West SA (2004) Ecology. Spite among siblings. Science 305:1413–1414
A journal article with 3 authors
Villeneuve J, Chaussidon M, Libourel G (2009) Homogeneous distribution of 26Al in the solar system from the Mg isotopic composition of chondrules. Science 325:985–988
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Eckardt LH, Naumann K, Pankau WM, et al (2002) DNA nanotechnology: Chemical copying of connectivity. Nature 420:286

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kim Y-H (2010) Sound Propagation. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Katsikides S, Koktsidis PI (eds) (2015) Societies in Transition: Economic, Political and Security Transformations in Contemporary Europe. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Naglik JR, Hube B (2010) Secreted Candida Proteins: Pathogenicity and Host Immunity. In: Ashbee R, Bignell EM (eds) Pathogenic Yeasts. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 97–120

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 (2015) Genetic Scraps Floating in the Ocean Will Help Catalog Deep-Sea Biodiversity. 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 (1988) Bridge Condition Assessment: Inaccurate Data May Cause Inequities in the Apportionment of Federal-Aid Funds. 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
Pettengill JB (2010) Elucidating the macro- and micro-evolutionary relationships of the federally listed endangered species Agalinis acuta (Orobanchaceae). Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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
Crow K (2004) The Nanny Nightmare. New York Times 141

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Garwin 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Gardner and West 2004; Garwin 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Gardner and West 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Eckardt 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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