How to format your references using the Journal of Immunology and Regenerative Medicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Immunology and Regenerative Medicine. 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
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Black DE. Climate variability. The rains may be a-comin’. Science. 2002;297(5581):528-529.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Wells JA, McClendon CL. Reaching for high-hanging fruit in drug discovery at protein-protein interfaces. Nature. 2007;450(7172):1001-1009.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hattori Y, Tomonaga M, Matsuzawa T. Spontaneous synchronized tapping to an auditory rhythm in a chimpanzee. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1566.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Lifshitz Y, Duan XF, Shang NG, et al. Nanostructure. Epitaxial diamond polytypes on silicon. Nature. 2001;412(6845):404.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Rao KR, Bojkovic ZS, Milovanovic DA. Introduction to Multimedia Communications. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
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Watson RR, Preedy VR, Zibadi S, eds. Magnesium in Human Health and Disease. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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Maris C, Jacobs F. Hobbes, Locke, and Spinoza. In: Maris CW, Jacobs FCLM, eds. Law, Order and Freedom: A Historical Introduction to Legal Philosophy. Law and Philosophy Library. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2012:111-138.

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 Immunology and Regenerative Medicine.

Blog post
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Andrew E. How Frogs And Fish Can Help Us Learn To Freeze Humans. IFLScience.

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
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Government Accountability Office. Surface Transportation: The Department of Transportation Proposes Significant Changes to Its Automated Highway System Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Selis AH. Holding the center: How one Jewish day school negotiates differences in a pluralistic community. 2010.

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
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Schwirtz M. One Surprise Is Already Clear in the German Elections: No Russian Meddling. New York Times. September 22, 2017:A6.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 Immunology and Regenerative Medicine
ISSN (print)2468-4988
Scope

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