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
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Jacobs M. A career is like a love affair. Science. 2015;348(6230):150.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Savill J, Fadok V. Corpse clearance defines the meaning of cell death. Nature. 2000;407(6805):784-788.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Nilius N, Wallis TM, Ho W. Development of one-dimensional band structure in artificial gold chains. Science. 2002;297(5588):1853-1856.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Weismann D, Hartvigsen K, Lauer N, et al. Complement factor H binds malondialdehyde epitopes and protects from oxidative stress. Nature. 2011;478(7367):76-81.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Flood BG. Wealth Exposed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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Bastolla U, Porto M, Roman HE, Vendruscolo M, eds. Structural Approaches to Sequence Evolution: Molecules, Networks, Populations. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
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Chapsos I. Is Maritime Security a Traditional Security Challenge? In: Masys AJ, ed. Exploring the Security Landscape: Non-Traditional Security Challenges. Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016:59-78.

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
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Andrew E. Do Try This At Home. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/do-try-home/. Published October 22, 2013. Accessed October 30, 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
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Government Accountability Office. [Comments on DOT Authority To Requisition Vessels]. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Ding H. Mode of Action for Hexavalent Chromium Carcinogenicity in Drinking Water. 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
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Wakabayashi D, Corkery M. Walmart And Google Partner, Eyes On Amazon. New York Times. August 23, 2017:B1.

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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