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
Brumfiel G. Pumping row erodes hopes for underground lab. Nature 2003; 423:674.
A journal article with 2 authors
Eccleston A, Skipper M. Transcribing the genome. Nature 2009; 461:185.
A journal article with 3 authors
McCord TB, Hansen GB, Hibbitts CA. Hydrated salt minerals on Ganymede’s surface: evidence of an ocean below. Science 2001; 292:1523–5.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Linn MC, Lee H-S, Tinker R, Husic F, Chiu JL. Inquiry learning. Teaching and assessing knowledge integration in science. Science 2006; 313:1049–50.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lißner K, Rug W. Der Eurocode 5 für Deutschland Eurocode 5: Bemessung und Konstruktion von Holzbauten. Berlin, Germany: Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG; 2016.
An edited book
Stefanović D. Structured Analog CMOS Design. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
Grabiner JV. Was Newton’s Calculus a Dead End? The Continental Influence of Maclaurin’s Treatise of Fluxions. In: Brummelen GV, Kinyon M, editors. Mathematics and the Historian’s Craft: The Kenneth O. May Lectures. New York, NY: Springer; 2005. page 57–79.

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. Sex Toys Contain Less Dangerous Chemicals Than Children’s Toys [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. Transportation Security: Actions Needed to Address Limitations in TSA’s Transportation Worker Security Threat Assessments and Growing Workload. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Woods BA. The Perceived Efficacy of an Empowerment Model of Youth Development among Vermont Educational Leaders. 2006;

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
Hodara S. While Others Sleep, They Make Art. New York Times2016; :WE10.

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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