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. Lucey PG. Planetary science. A wet and volatile Mercury. Science. 2013;339:282–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Griffith LG, Naughton G. Tissue engineering--current challenges and expanding opportunities. Science. 2002;295:1009–14.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Davies A, Kemp AES, Pike J. Late Cretaceous seasonal ocean variability from the Arctic. Nature. 2009;460:254–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Clavijo-Baquet S, Boher F, Ziegler L, Martel SI, Estay SA, Bozinovic F. Differential responses to thermal variation between fitness metrics. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5349.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Pevsner J. Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
1. Pejaś J, Piegat A, editors. Enhanced Methods in Computer Security, Biometric and Artificial Intelligence Systems. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Filliâtre J-C, Kalyanasundaram K. Functory: A Distributed Computing Library for Objective Caml. In: Peña R, Page R, editors. Trends in Functional Programming: 12th International Symposium, TFP 2011, Madrid, Spain, May 16-18, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. p. 65–81.

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. Hamilton K. Biohybrid Robots Built From Living Tissue Start To Take Shape. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.


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. Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996 Sep. Report No.: AA-96-13(4).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Primeaux SJ. The Role of Education, Empathy, and Psychological Flexibility in Implicit and Explicit Mental Health Stigma [Doctoral dissertation]. [ Lafayette, LA]: University of Louisiana; 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. Eligon J, Smith M. Police Shooting Rattles Somalis in Minneapolis. New York Times. 2017 Jul 20;A19.

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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