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
Stewart M. Cell biology. Nuclear export of small RNAs. Science. 2009;326(5957):1195-1196.
A journal article with 2 authors
Charness G, Fehr E. ECONOMICS. From the lab to the real world. Science. 2015;350(6260):512-513.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kessler D, Gase K, Baldwin IT. Field experiments with transformed plants reveal the sense of floral scents. Science. 2008;321(5893):1200-1202.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Zhang Y, Tan Y-W, Stormer HL, Kim P. Experimental observation of the quantum Hall effect and Berry’s phase in graphene. Nature. 2005;438(7065):201-204.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smed J, Hakonen H. Algorithms and Networking for Computer Games. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
Agrawal A, Britz G, eds. Comprehensive Guide to Neurosurgical Conditions. Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Baker-Ericzén M. Early Intervention for Children/Youth with Asperger Syndrome. In: DuCharme RW, Gullotta TP, eds. Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Professionals and Families. Issues in Children’s and Families’ Lives. Springer US; 2013:65-90.

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. Scientists Discover Music Evolves Like A Living Species. IFLScience. Published May 6, 2015. 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. Administration of the Head Start Program by the Mountain Community Action Program, Inc. U.S. Government Printing Office; 1972.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Porter SM. Orthographic influence on the perception and production of Spanish loans in English. Published online 2010.

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
Lipton E, Protess B, Lehren AW. Raft of Potential Conflicts In President’s Appointees. New York Times. April 15, 2017:A1.

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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