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. Smil V. Magic beans. Nature. 2000;407:567.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Cruz G, Lowe G. Neural coding of binary mixtures in a structurally related odorant pair. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1220.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Altshuler D, Daly MJ, Lander ES. Genetic mapping in human disease. Science. 2008;322:881–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Lee Y-S, Mulugu S, York JD, O’Shea EK. Regulation of a cyclin-CDK-CDK inhibitor complex by inositol pyrophosphates. Science. 2007;316:109–12.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Coulson J. Sustainable Use of Wood in Construction. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
1. Pahl G. Engineering Design: A Systematic Approach. Third Edition. Beitz W, Feldhusen J, Grote K-H, editors. London: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Frere SG, Chang-Ileto B, Di Paolo G. Role of Phosphoinositides at the Neuronal Synapse. In: Balla T, Wymann M, York JD, editors. Phosphoinositides II: The Diverse Biological Functions. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2012. p. 131–75.

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. Woman Receives 3D Printed Titanium Skull Implant [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/young-woman-receives-3d-printed-titanium-skull-implant/

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. DOT Headquarters: Unclear Whether Union Station Site Is Best Location. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992 Sep. Report No.: GGD-92-126.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Fuentez OL. Proposition 21: Juveniles tried as adults [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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
1. Casselman B. Experts Foresee a U.S. Work Force Defined by Ever Widening Divides. New York Times. 2017 Oct 24;B3.

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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