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
Stoll H. Journal club. A biogeochemist sees the value of diversity in a changing ocean. Nature 2009; 460:935.
A journal article with 2 authors
Karklin Y, Lewicki MS. Emergence of complex cell properties by learning to generalize in natural scenes. Nature 2009; 457:83–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Giribet G, Edgecombe GD, Wheeler WC. Arthropod phylogeny based on eight molecular loci and morphology. Nature 2001; 413:157–61.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Yu L, Misra S, Wang J, Qian S, Foldyna M, Xu J, Shi Y, Johnson E, Cabarrocas PRI. Understanding light harvesting in radial junction amorphous silicon thin film solar cells. Sci Rep 2014; 4:4357.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Miller MA. Internet Technologies Handbook. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
Klein S, Poulymenakou A, editors. Managing Dynamic Networks: Organizational Perspectives of Technology Enabled Inter-firm Collaboration. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Balaji V, Seshadri CS. Cohomology of a Moduli Space of Vector Bundles. In: Cartier P, Illusie L, Katz NM, Laumon G, Manin YI, Ribet KA, editors. The Grothendieck Festschrift: A Collection of Articles Written in Honor of the 60th Birthday of Alexander Grothendieck. Boston, MA: Birkhäuser; 2007. page 87–120.

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. India’s Mangalyaan Successfully Enters Mars Orbit [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. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s System of Accounting for Accounts Receivable. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Farrell BM. Body composition changes and work-efficiency effects from diet modification and incorporation of an at-home exercise regimen. 2010;

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
Vecsey G. Mets Trot Out Reliever Of Last Resort. New York Times2010; :B9.

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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