How to format your references using the Cell Stress citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cell Stress. 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
1. Malissen B (2003). Immunology. Switching off TCR signaling. Science. 302(5648): 1162–1163. 14615524.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Koch C, and Crick F (2001). The zombie within. Nature. 411(6840): 893. 11418835.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Rigol M, Dunjko V, and Olshanii M (2008). Thermalization and its mechanism for generic isolated quantum systems. Nature. 452(7189): 854–858. 18421349.
A journal article with 30 or more authors
1. Cowan ML, Bruner BD, Huse N, Dwyer JR, Chugh B, Nibbering ETJ, Elsaesser T, and Miller RJD (2005). Ultrafast memory loss and energy redistribution in the hydrogen bond network of liquid H2O. Nature. 434(7030): 199–202. 15758995.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Bosq D, and Blanke D (2007). Inference and Prediction in Large Dimensions: Bosq/Inference and Prediction in Large Dimensions. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
1. Donati-Martin C, Lejay A, and Rouault A (2014). Séminaire de Probabilités XLVI. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Zohdi TI, and Wriggers P (2005). Fundamental Micro–Macro Concepts. In: Zohdi TI, Wriggers P, editors An Introduction to Computational Micromechanics: Corrected Second Printing. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg; pp 45–62.

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 Stress.

Blog post
1. Andrew E (2015). Did El Niño Give Hurricane Patricia More Kick? IFLScience. [Accessed 10/30/2018].


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
1. Government Accountability Office (2008). Native Hawaiian Education Act: Greater Oversight Would Increase Accountability and Enable Targeting of Funds to Areas with Greatest Need. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Zimmerman KL (2017). Perceived and preferred organizational culture on behavior intentions in the hospitality industry. Doctoral dissertation, Capella University.

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
1. Koblin J (2016). AMC Networks Takes Minority Stake in Funny or Die. New York Times B8.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 Stress
AbbreviationCell Stress
ISSN (online)2523-0204

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