How to format your references using the Cell Transplantation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cell Transplantation. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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. Moore DD. Physiology. Sister act. Science. 2007;316(5830):1436–1438.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Vecchi GA, Soden BJ. Effect of remote sea surface temperature change on tropical cyclone potential intensity. Nature. 2007;450(7172):1066–1070.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Kashlinsky A, Odenwald S, Hogan CJ. Looking behind the stars. Science. 2000;289(5477):246–247.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
1. Gaudet F, Hodgson JG, Eden A, Jackson-Grusby L, Dausman J, Gray JW, Leonhardt H, Jaenisch R. Induction of tumors in mice by genomic hypomethylation. Science. 2003;300(5618):489–492.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Fu F. Advanced Modelling Techniques in Structural Design. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2015.
An edited book
1. Cai Y, editor. 3D Immersive and Interactive Learning. Singapore: Springer; 2013. VII, 127 p.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Pavlopoulos K, Evelpidou N, Vassilopoulos A. Lacustrine Environments. In: Evelpidou N, Vassilopoulos A, editors. Mapping Geomorphological Environments. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009. p. 99–110.

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 Transplantation.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. From Comets To Planets Near And Far, Space Probes Reveal The Universe. [Internet] IFLScience. 2015 Jul 15 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from


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. Intellectual Property: Patent Examination and Copyright Office Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996. Report No.: T-RCED/GGD-96-230.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Zou X. Magneto-optical properties of ferromagnetic nanostructures on modified nanosphere templates [Doctoral dissertation]. Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach; 2014.

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. Greenhouse L. Justices, 5 to 4, Overturn 3 Texas Death Sentences. New York Times. 2007 Apr 26:A22.

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 Transplantation
AbbreviationCell Transplant.
ISSN (print)0963-6897
ISSN (online)1555-3892
ScopeCell Biology
Biomedical Engineering

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