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
Goldston D. A word in the right place. Nature 2007; 445; 698.
A journal article with 2 authors
Prakash M, Gershenfeld N. Microfluidic bubble logic. Science 2007; 315; 832–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
Van Tonder GJ, Lyons MJ, Ejima Y. Visual structure of a Japanese Zen garden. Nature 2002; 419; 359–60.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Dimiduk DM, Woodward C, Lesar R, et al. Scale-free intermittent flow in crystal plasticity. Science 2006; 312; 1188–90.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Heitz E, Kreysa G. Grundlagen der Technischen Elektrochemie. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2005.
An edited book
Fumagalli E. Service Quality Regulation in Electricity Distribution and Retail. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
Kurtz J, Wortman B. Up and Down the Stack with a POST. In: Wortman B, editor. ASP.NET Web API 2: Building a REST Service from Start to Finish, Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2014 p.49–115, p. 49–115.

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
O`Callaghan J. New Crab Species Honors Harry Potter (And The Crustacean Of Secrets). IFLScience 2017.


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. NASA: Ares I and Orion Project Risks and Key Indicators to Measure Progress. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Reitz MA. Nonlinear Robust Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors With Applications to Hybrid Electric Vehicles 2016.

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
Butler S. Searching for Amelia Earhart. New York Times 2017; A23.

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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