How to format your references using the International Journal of Adipose Tissue and Stem Cells citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Adipose Tissue and Stem Cells. 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
Rubinsztein DC. Cell biology: Receptors for selective recycling. Nature 2015;522:291–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yonezawa T, Hasegawa M. Was the universal common ancestry proved? Nature 2010;468:E9; discussion E10.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tritsch NX, Ding JB, Sabatini BL. Dopaminergic neurons inhibit striatal output through non-canonical release of GABA. Nature 2012;490:262–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Liu A, Ren X, An M, Zhang J, Yang P, Wang B, et al. A combined theoretical and experimental study for silver electroplating. Sci Rep 2014;4:3837.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Démoulin B, Besnier P. Electromagnetic Reverberation Chambers. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2011.
An edited book
Gao W, editor. Graphene Oxide: Reduction Recipes, Spectroscopy, and Applications. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Donadio V. Visualization of the Cutaneous Axonal Endings of CLTMs. In: Olausson H, Wessberg J, Morrison I, McGlone F, editors. Affective Touch and the Neurophysiology of CT Afferents, New York, NY: Springer; 2016, p. 61–8.

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 International Journal of Adipose Tissue and Stem Cells.

Blog post
Andrew E. Life Onboard the ISS May Be Revolutionized By 3D Printing. IFLScience 2013. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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. Disposable Glassware for Laboratory Work. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1970.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Datta A. Speech Synthesis Using Unsupervised Learning. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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
Erlanger S, Kanter J. Austria’s Rightward Lurch Reflects Europe’s New Anti-Immigration Leanings. New York Times 2017:A5.

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 titleInternational Journal of Adipose Tissue and Stem Cells
ISSN (print)2211-9116

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