How to format your references using the Fibrogenesis & Tissue Repair citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Fibrogenesis & Tissue Repair. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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. Check E. Cancer fears cast doubts on future of gene therapy. Nature. 2003;421:678.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Stern SA, Weissman PR. Rapid collisional evolution of comets during the formation of the Oort cloud. Nature. 2001;409:589–91.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Aguzzi A, Barres BA, Bennett ML. Microglia: scapegoat, saboteur, or something else? Science. 2013;339:156–61.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Kapitaniak M, Lazarek M, Nielaczny M, Czolczynski K, Perlikowski P, Kapitaniak T. Synchronization extends the life time of the desired behavior of globally coupled systems. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4391.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Wing C. How Your House Works. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
1. Bali RK, Dwivedi AN, editors. Healthcare Knowledge Management: Issues, Advances, and Successes. New York, NY: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Chornomaz B. Algebraicity and the Tensor Product of Concept Lattices. In: Glodeanu CV, Kaytoue M, Sacarea C, editors. Formal Concept Analysis: 12th International Conference, ICFCA 2014, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, June 10-13, 2014 Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 54–66.

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 Fibrogenesis & Tissue Repair.

Blog post
1. Fang J. Hundreds of Erupting Methane Plumes Discovered Along U.S. East Coast [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [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
1. Government Accountability Office. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Telecommunications Readiness Critical, Yet Overall Status Largely Unknown. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998 Jun. Report No.: T-AIMD-98-212.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Stachowiak D. How executive coaches use the results of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to develop their coachees [Doctoral dissertation]. [Malibu, CA]: Pepperdine University; 2011.

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. Brantley B. A Prince’s Kingdom is Scattered to the Winds. New York Times. 2017 Aug 25;C1.

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 titleFibrogenesis & Tissue Repair
AbbreviationFibrogenesis Tissue Repair
ISSN (online)1755-1536
ScopeMedicine (miscellaneous)

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