How to format your references using the Cell Regeneration citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cell Regeneration. 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
Kerr RA. PLANETARY SCIENCE: Making a Splash With a Hint of Mars Water. Science. 2000;288(5475):2295-2297.
A journal article with 2 authors
Devoret MH, Schoelkopf RJ. Amplifying quantum signals with the single-electron transistor. Nature. 2000;406(6799):1039-1046.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zachos JC, Dickens GR, Zeebe RE. An early Cenozoic perspective on greenhouse warming and carbon-cycle dynamics. Nature. 2008;451(7176):279-283.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Kovacs JJ, Whalen EJ, Liu R, et al. Beta-arrestin-mediated localization of smoothened to the primary cilium. Science. 2008;320(5884):1777-1781.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bruen AA, Forcinito MA. Cryptography, Information Theory, and Error-Correction. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2004.
An edited book
Kazar BM. Spatial AutoRegression (SAR) Model: Parameter Estimation Techniques. (Celik M, ed.). Springer US; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Cho YJ, Park C, Rassias TM, Saadati R. Stability of Functional Equations in C ∗-Ternary Algebras. In: Park C, Rassias TM, Saadati R, eds. Stability of Functional Equations in Banach Algebras. Springer International Publishing; 2015:201-228.

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 Regeneration.

Blog post
Luntz S. “Dark Magma” Proposed To Explain Volcanic Mystery. IFLScience. Published November 13, 2014. Accessed October 30, 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. National Airspace System: Status of FAA’s Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Momenteller J. Optimization of Germination and Early Growth Conditions for Axenic Stanleya Pinnata, a Potential Phytoremediation Candidate for Selenium. Doctoral dissertation. Southern Illinois University; 2017.

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
Gavin J. Politics, Passion and No Shirking on Practice. New York Times. April 30, 2017:C7.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

This sentence cites one reference 1.
This sentence cites two references 1,2.
This sentence cites four references 1–4.

About the journal

Full journal titleCell Regeneration
AbbreviationCell Regen. (Lond.)
ISSN (print)2045-9769

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