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
[1]
Farr NL. Questioning placebo controls. Science 2000; 288; 1747c.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Packer A, Clay K. Soil pathogens and spatial patterns of seedling mortality in a temperate tree. Nature 2000; 404; 278–81.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Wall DH, Nielsen UN, Six J. Soil biodiversity and human health. Nature 2015; 528; 69–76.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Tang Y, Shi J, Li S, et al. Microfluidic device with integrated microfilter of conical-shaped holes for high efficiency and high purity capture of circulating tumor cells. Sci. Rep. 2014; 4; 6052.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Ferrari ML, Damo UM, Turan A, et al. Hybrid Systems Based on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Zimmermann C, Dean RG, Penchev V, et al., editors. Environmentally Friendly Coastal Protection: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Environmentally Friendly Coastal Protection Structures Varna, Bulgaria 25–27 May 2004. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Leimanis ML. An Exploration of Latvian Immigrants’ Cancer Experience and Implications for Supportive Interventions. In: Fitzpatrick TR, editor. Treating Vulnerable Populations of Cancer Survivors: A Biopsychosocial Approach, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016 p.37–54, p. 37–54.

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
[1]
Andrews R. Extremely Rare White Orcas Spotted In Russian Waters. IFLScience 2016.

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. FCC: Installment Payment Financing for Personal Communications Services Licensees. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Otarola AC. The effects of turbulence in an absorbing atmosphere on the propagation of microwave signals used in an active sounding system 2008.

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]
Gustines GG. In a First, Graphic Novelist Is National Envoy for Children’s Literature. New York Times 2016; C5.

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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