How to format your references using the Molecular and Cellular Therapies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Molecular and Cellular Therapies. 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. Schilling G. ASTRONOMY: Neighborhood Gamma Ray Burst Boosts Theory. Science. 2000;289:29.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Oka T, McCall BJ. Astronomy. Disclosing identities in diffuse interstellar bands. Science. 2011;331:293–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Cherry JL, Adler FR, Johnson KP. Islands, equilibria, and speciation. Science. 2002;296:975.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Murayama M, Pérez-Garci E, Nevian T, Bock T, Senn W, Larkum ME. Dendritic encoding of sensory stimuli controlled by deep cortical interneurons. Nature. 2009;457:1137–41.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Manuele FA. Advanced Safety Management Focusing on Z10 and Serious Injury Prevention. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2007.
An edited book
1. Liu J. Autonomy Oriented Computing: From Problem Solving to Complex Systems Modeling. Jin X, Tsui KC, editors. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. van Eemeren F, Garssen B, Meuffels B. The Opening Stage: The Obligation-to-Defend Rule (I). In: Garssen B, Meuffels B, editors. Fallacies and Judgments of Reasonableness: Empirical Research Concerning the Pragma-Dialectical Discussion Rules. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009. p. 111–37.

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 Molecular and Cellular Therapies.

Blog post
1. Andrews R. Comet 67P Smells Like Cat Pee, Almonds, And Rotten Eggs. IFLScience. 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. The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Should Consider Limiting and/or Charging User Fees for Civilian Consultations. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1982 Sep. Report No.: HRD-82-129.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Brown CE. Sources for the reevaluation of George Frederick Root’s career: The autobiography & a secular cantata [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 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. Back in Queens, Johnson Is Full of Memories and Statistics. New York Times. 2013 Sep 10;B12.

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 titleMolecular and Cellular Therapies
AbbreviationMol. Cell. Ther.
ISSN (online)2052-8426
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