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]
Jenkins A. Graduate journal: a tough challenge. Nature 2004; 427; 378.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Aral S, Walker D. Identifying influential and susceptible members of social networks. Science 2012; 337; 337–41.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Griesinger CB, Richards CD, Ashmore JF. Fast vesicle replenishment allows indefatigable signalling at the first auditory synapse. Nature 2005; 435; 212–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Yamashiro C, Sasaki K, Yabuta Y, et al. Generation of human oogonia from induced pluripotent stem cells in vitro. Science 2018; 362; 356–60.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Kramer H. Angewandte Baudynamik. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Szajdak LW, editor. Bioactive Compounds in Agricultural Soils. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Ife A. A Role for English as Lingua Franca in the Foreign Language Classroom? In: Soler EA, Jordà MPS, editors. Intercultural Language Use and Language Learning, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2007 p.79–100, p. 79–100.

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]
Hale T. What Happens If You Add Molten Aluminum To Dry Ice and Liquid Nitrogen? 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. Supercomputers. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Flores AT. Children, incarcerated mothers and the child welfare system: A systematic review of the literature 2013.

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]
Vecsey G. For U.S. Soccer And Bradley, Staying Put Is Right Move. New York Times 2010; B11.

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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