How to format your references using the Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Regenerative Engineering and Translational 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
1. Landweber LF. Genetics. Why genomes in pieces? Science. 2007;318:405–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Shin H, Iwasaki A. A vaccine strategy that protects against genital herpes by establishing local memory T cells. Nature. 2012;491:463–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Kolodner RD, Putnam CD, Myung K. Maintenance of genome stability in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Science. 2002;297:552–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Tang J, Xu Y, McKellar ARW, Jäger W. Quantum solvation of carbonyl sulfide with helium atoms. Science. 2002;297:2030–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Hiltscher G, Mühlthaler W, Smits J. Industrial Pigging Technology. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2003.
An edited book
1. Salzmann N, Huggel C, Nussbaumer SU, Ziervogel G, editors. Climate Change Adaptation Strategies – An Upstream-downstream Perspective. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Bylina J, Bylina B, Zoła A, Skaraczyński T. A Markovian Model of a Call Center with Time Varying Arrival Rate and Skill Based Routing. In: Kwiecień A, Gaj P, Stera P, editors. Computer Networks: 16th Conference, CN 2009, Wisła, Poland, June 16-20, 2009 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009. p. 26–33.

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 Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. The Low-Down On ‘Cold And Flu’ Tablets. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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: Information on the Implementation of the Converter Box Subsidy Program and Consumer Participation in the Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008 Sep. Report No.: GAO-08-1181T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Bradnan DM. Cherelle Wilt in Theobroma cacao [Doctoral dissertation]. [ Lafayette, LA]: University of Louisiana; 2015.

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. Lichtblau E. N.R.A.’s Wins in Congress Grow With Lobbyist’s Role. New York Times. 2016 Jan 29;A19.

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 titleRegenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine
AbbreviationRegen. Eng. Transl. Med.
ISSN (print)2364-4133
ISSN (online)2364-4141
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