How to format your references using the Journal of Cellular Immunotherapy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Cellular Immunotherapy. 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
[1]
Mortimer M. The time is ripe. Nature 2007;447:884.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Qu S-W, Nie Z-P. Plasmonic nanopatch array for optical integrated circuit applications. Sci Rep 2013;3:3172.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Childers SE, Ciufo S, Lovley DR. Geobacter metallireducens accesses insoluble Fe(III) oxide by chemotaxis. Nature 2002;416:767–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Onodera R, Motoyama K, Okamatsu A, Higashi T, Arima H. Potential use of folate-appended methyl-β-cyclodextrin as an anticancer agent. Sci Rep 2013;3:1104.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Stephanie Hammer. Architects of Electronic Trading. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Plemenos D, Miaoulis G, editors. Intelligent Computer Graphics 2012. vol. 441. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Lee P. Human Nature and Moral Goodness. In: Cherry MJ, editor. The Normativity of the Natural: Human Goods, Human Virtues, and Human Flourishing, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009, p. 45–54.

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 Immunotherapy.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew D. Should We Be Using Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitisers? 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. Digital Television Transition: GAO DTV Broadcaster Survey (GAO-08-528SP, April 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-510. 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
[1]
Karas LL. Information systems and technology leaders in merger and acquisition integrations. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix, 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
[1]
Kelly M. THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: Behind the Scenes; Though Advisers Differ, Clinton’s in Tune With All. New York Times 1992:11.

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 Immunotherapy
ISSN (print)2352-1775
Scope

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