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
Wicherts JM. Psychology must learn a lesson from fraud case. Nature 2011; 480:7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Beatty PH, Good AG. Plant science. Future prospects for cereals that fix nitrogen. Science 2011; 333:416–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gauld SB, Dal Porto JM, Cambier JC. B cell antigen receptor signaling: roles in cell development and disease. Science 2002; 296:1641–2.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Lin D, Pan J, Huang H, Chen G, Qiu S, Shi H, Chen W, Yu Y, Feng S, Chen R. Label-free blood plasma test based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering for tumor stages detection in nasopharyngeal cancer. Sci Rep 2014; 4:4751.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
American Institute of Timber Constr. Timber Construction Manual. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
Spiess W. Conflict Prevention in Project Management: Strategies, Methods, Checklists, and Case Studies. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
Cambazard H, Mehta D, O’Sullivan B, Simonis H. Constraint Programming Based Large Neighbourhood Search for Energy Minimisation in Data Centres. In: Altmann J, Vanmechelen K, Rana OF, editors. Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services: 10th International Conference, GECON 2013, Zaragoza, Spain, September 18-20, 2013. Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2013. page 44–59.

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
Hale T. The World’s Finest 3D-Printed Foot-Bridge Graces A Park In Madrid [Internet]. IFLScience2017 [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. National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Leadership and Systems Needed to Effect Financial Management Improvements. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Ulaganathan MN. Building a volunteered geographic information system (VGIS): A mobile application for disaster management. 2016;

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
Beard M. Wrath in the Time of Choler. New York Times2017; :BR18.

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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