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
Loder N. UK panel calls for more cuts to carbon dioxide emission. Nature. 2000;405(6789):873-874.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fairn GD, Grinstein S. Cell biology. Precursor or charge supplier? Science. 2012;337(6095):653-654.
A journal article with 3 authors
Moore GWK, Holdsworth G, Alverson K. Climate change in the North Pacific region over the past three centuries. Nature. 2002;420(6914):401-403.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Singh PK, Parsek MR, Greenberg EP, Welsh MJ. A component of innate immunity prevents bacterial biofilm development. Nature. 2002;417(6888):552-555.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sewell G. Computational Methods of Linear Algebra. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
Ellis-Monaghan JA. Graphs on Surfaces: Dualities, Polynomials, and Knots. (Moffatt I, ed.). Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Bodner G. Nerve Compression Syndromes. In: Peer S, Bodner G, eds. High-Resolution Sonography of the Peripheral Nervous System. Medical Radiology. Springer; 2008:71-122.

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
Andrew E. Watch Live Webcast Of Thursday’s Partial Solar Eclipse. IFLScience.


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. Amtrak Management: Systemic Problems Require Actions to Improve Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Accountability. U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Racho MO. Attributes of Asian American Senior Leaders Who Have Retained Their Cultural Identity and Been Successful in American Corporations. Doctoral dissertation. Pepperdine University; 2012.

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
Oestreich JR. Seeking Strength in Numbers. New York Times. April 6, 2017:C2.

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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