How to format your references using the Cytotherapy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cytotherapy. 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]
Yamamoto A. Crowded universities cramp more than just students’ style. Nature 2000;404:13.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Newman DK, Banfield JF. Geomicrobiology: how molecular-scale interactions underpin biogeochemical systems. Science 2002;296:1071–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Hansen LN, Zimmerman ME, Kohlstedt DL. Laboratory measurements of the viscous anisotropy of olivine aggregates. Nature 2012;492:415–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Sun Y, Olson R, Horning M, Armstrong N, Mayer M, Gouaux E. Mechanism of glutamate receptor desensitization. Nature 2002;417:245–53.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Rochange C, Uhrig S, Sainrat P. Time-Predictable Architectures. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Scarpas A, Kringos N, Al-Qadi I, A. L, editors. 7th RILEM International Conference on Cracking in Pavements: Mechanisms, Modeling, Testing, Detection and Prevention Case Histories. vol. 4. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Lambek NCS. Respecting and Protecting the Right to Food: When States Must Get Out of the Kitchen. In: Lambek NCS, Claeys P, Wong A, Brilmayer L, editors. Rethinking Food Systems: Structural Challenges, New Strategies and the Law, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014, p. 101–22.

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 Cytotherapy.

Blog post
[1]
Fang J. Skydiver Almost Hit by Meteorite. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/space/skydiver-almost-hit-meteorite/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

Reports

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. Financial Audit: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Fiscal Year 2004 Management Representation Letter on Its Financial Statements. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Katz RL. Graduate nursing students’ perceptions regarding caring for patients with HIV. Doctoral dissertation. 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]
Alvarez L, Santora M. 25 Years Later, the Hard Lessons of Hurricane Andrew Still Guide Florida. New York Times 2017:A14.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 titleCytotherapy
AbbreviationCytotherapy
ISSN (print)1465-3249
ScopeCancer Research
Cell Biology
Immunology
Genetics(clinical)
Immunology and Allergy
Oncology
Transplantation

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