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]
Simmons R. Sense and sensibility. Nature 2001;411:243.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Takeuchi JK, Bruneau BG. Directed transdifferentiation of mouse mesoderm to heart tissue by defined factors. Nature 2009;459:708–11.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Zylka MJ, Philpot BD, King IF. Zylka et al. reply. Nature 2014;512:E2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Scott-Browne JP, White J, Kappler JW, Gapin L, Marrack P. Germline-encoded amino acids in the alphabeta T-cell receptor control thymic selection. Nature 2009;458:1043–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Du D-Z, Ko K-I. Theory of Computational Complexity. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
Imani Yengejeh S. A Primer on the Geometry of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Modifications. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Andes DR, Dismukes WE. Azoles. In: Kauffman CA, Pappas PG, Sobel JD, Dismukes WE, editors. Essentials of Clinical Mycology, New York, NY: Springer; 2011, p. 61–93.

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]
Andrew E. Flower Pharmacies Help Bees Fight Parasites. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/flower-pharmacies-help-bees-fight-parasites/ (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. Pipeline Security: TSA Has Taken Actions to Help Strengthen Security, but Could Improve Priority-Setting and Assessment Processes. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Hitchins MG. Domain Disparity: Informing the Debate between Domain-General and Domain-Specific Information Processing in Working Memory. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2017.

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]
Saslow L. With a Push, Schools Win On Budgets. New York Times 2006:LI1.

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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