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. Rusbridger A. Scientists must speak up on fossil-fuel divestment. Nature. 2015;520:265.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Wender PA, Miller BL. Synthesis at the molecular frontier. Nature. 2009;460:197–201.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Gonzales EB, Kawate T, Gouaux E. Pore architecture and ion sites in acid-sensing ion channels and P2X receptors. Nature. 2009;460:599–604.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Schmidt MW, Connolly JAD, Günther D, Bogaerts M. Element partitioning: the role of melt structure and composition. Science. 2006;312:1646–50.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Ancheyta J. Deactivation of Heavy Oil Hydroprocessing Catalysts. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
1. David K, Geihs K, Leimeister JM, Roßnagel A, Schmidt L, Stumme G, et al., editors. Socio-technical Design of Ubiquitous Computing Systems. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Dobrescu R, Ichim L. Automatic Data Acquisition and Signal Processing in the Field of Virology. In: Perner P, Salvetti O, editors. Advances in Mass Data Analysis of Images and Signals in Medicine, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Food Industry: Third International Conference, MDA 2008 Leipzig, Germany, July 14, 2008 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008. p. 52–61.

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. Fang J. Hubble Captures Dancing Auroras on Saturn. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014.

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. Surface Transportation: Many Factors Affect Investment Decisions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004 Jun. Report No.: GAO-04-744.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Darnell C. Sharecropping in Higher Education: Case Study of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University - Florida State University Joint College of Engineering [Doctoral dissertation]. [Bloomington, IN]: Indiana University; 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. Oestreich JR. Revisiting a Conductor’s Early Triumph, With Touches of Mystery and Elegance. New York Times. 2016 Oct 11;C5.

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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