How to format your references using the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (JCMM). 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
Robinson K. Personal finance. Summer salary and other windfalls. Science 2006; 313; 1455.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lomakin IB, Steitz TA. The initiation of mammalian protein synthesis and mRNA scanning mechanism. Nature 2013; 500; 307–11.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zanardi I, Zifarelli G, Pusch M. An optical assay of the transport activity of ClC-7. Sci. Rep. 2013; 3; 1231.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Yao M, Kuratani K, Kojima T, et al. Indigo carmine: an organic crystal as a positive-electrode material for rechargeable sodium batteries. Sci. Rep. 2014; 4; 3650.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wind YJ, Hays CF. Beyond Advertising. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
Einav G, editor. The New World of Transitioned Media: Digital Realignment and Industry Transformation. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Kroon F. The Radical Emptiness of Empty Terms: Saving the Buddhists from the Nyāya. In: Bilimoria P, Hemmingsen M, editors. Comparative Philosophy and J.L. Shaw, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016 p.39–53, p. 39–53.

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 Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.

Blog post
Andrew E. Scientists Take Step Forward In Quest To Convert Carbon Dioxide To Biofuel. IFLScience 2014.


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. GSA’s Effort to Develop Year 2000 Business Continuity and Contingency Plans for Telecommunications Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Mavromati A. One Foot In 2012.

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
Wagner J. Loss to Nationals Brings Reminders of Early Season Demons. New York Times 2017; B10.

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 titleJournal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
AbbreviationJ. Cell. Mol. Med.
ISSN (online)1582-4934
ScopeCell Biology
Molecular Medicine

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