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
Smaglik P. Granting longevity. Nature. 2004;430(7002):947.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ghalambor CK, Martin TE. Fecundity-survival trade-offs and parental risk-taking in birds. Science. 2001;292(5516):494-497.
A journal article with 3 authors
Begun DR, Richmond BG, Strait DS. Comment on “Origin of human bipedalism as an adaptation for locomotion on flexible branches.” Science. 2007;318(5853):1066; author reply 1066.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Guénon S, Ramírez JG, Basaran AC, et al. Search for superconductivity in micrometeorites. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7333.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Federer WT, King F. Variations on Split Plot and Split Block Experiment Designs: Federer/Variations on Split Plot and Split Block Experiment Designs. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2007.
An edited book
Moreno-Díaz R, Pichler F, Quesada-Arencibia A, eds. Computer Aided Systems Theory – EUROCAST 2011: 13th International Conference, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, February 6-11, 2011, Revised Selected Papers, Part I. Vol 6927. Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Ellerton NF, Clements MA. With a Tinge of Green: Mary Walters’ Cyphering Book, 1820. In: Clements MA (ken), ed. Abraham Lincoln’s Cyphering Book and Ten Other Extraordinary Cyphering Books. Springer International Publishing; 2014:97-121.

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
Hale T. Find Out The Origins Of Your Family Name, Along With 45,600 Others. IFLScience. Published November 18, 2016. 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 Aeronautics and Space Administration: Acquisition Approach for Commercial Crew Transportation Includes Good Practices, but Faces Significant Challenges. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Morgan TM. Do You See What I See? How Symbol Integration Facilitates Responsibility to Self and Culture. Published online 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
Kelly M. Perot Tells It His Way - Take It Or Leave It. New York Times. June 7, 1992:43.

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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