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. Smaglik P. “Quiet revolution” in chemistry could revive public and private sectors. Nature. 2000;406:807–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Begbie J, Graham A. Integration between the epibranchial placodes and the hindbrain. Science. 2001;294:595–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Libby P, Ridker PM, Hansson GK. Progress and challenges in translating the biology of atherosclerosis. Nature. 2011;473:317–25.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Thompson M, Haeusler RA, Good PD, Engelke DR. Nucleolar clustering of dispersed tRNA genes. Science. 2003;302:1399–401.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Blundell A, Harrison R, Turney B. The Essential Guide to Becoming a Doctor. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2010.
An edited book
1. Mahmood Z, editor. Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R&D Solutions. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Williams K. The Importance of Concepts for Science. In: Williams K, editor. Crossroads: History of Science, History of Art: Essays by David Speiser, vol II. Basel: Springer; 2011. p. 53–63.

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. Fang J. Prints From Duck-Billed Dino Herd Found in Alaska [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/prints-duck-billed-dino-herd-found-alaska/

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. Public Transportation: Washington Metro Could Benefit from Clarified Board Roles and Responsibilities, Improved Strategic Planning. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011 Jun. Report No.: GAO-11-660.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Dean DO. A discrete-time multiple event process survival mixture (MEPSUM) model for investigating the order and timing of multiple non-repeatable events [Doctoral dissertation]. [Chapel Hill, NC]: University of North Carolina; 2012.

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. Bittman M. Feast in a Day. New York Times. 2012 Dec 14;MM38.

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
Scope

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