How to format your references using the Cellular Logistics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cellular Logistics. 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
Reich J. Education research. Rebooting MOOC research. Science 2015; 347:34–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Cirac JI, Zoller P. Physics. How to manipulate cold atoms. Science 2003; 301:176–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yamada Y, Kawabe T, Miyazaki M. Pattern randomness aftereffect. Sci Rep 2013; 3:2906.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Glenner H, Thomsen PF, Hebsgaard MB, Sørensen MV, Willerslev E. Evolution. The origin of insects. Science 2006; 314:1883–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Schmidt P, Körber R, Coppers M. Sieben und Siebmaschinen. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2003.
An edited book
Abdinia S. Design of Organic Complementary Circuits and Systems on Foil. 1st ed. 2015. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Wang L, Wu C-K. Authenticated Group Key Agreement for Multicast. In: Pointcheval D, Mu Y, Chen K, editors. Cryptology and Network Security: 5th International Conference, CANS 2006, Suzhou, China, December 8-10, 2006. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006. page 55–72.

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 Cellular Logistics.

Blog post
Andrew E. This Is What The Skeletons Of Famous Cartoon Characters Would Look Like [Internet]. IFLScience2014 [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
Government Accountability Office. Supplemental Student Loans: Who Borrows and Who Defaults. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bell J. A phenomenological study of African American GS-13 to GS-15 managers within the federal government. 2015;

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
Walsh MW. S.E.C. Suggests Reforms Of Municipal Bond Market. New York Times2012; :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 titleCellular Logistics
AbbreviationCell. Logist.
ISSN (print)2159-2780
ISSN (online)2159-2799

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