How to format your references using the Regenerative Medicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Regenerative 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
Erler JT. Cancer: Disabling defences in the brain. Nature. 508(7494), 46–47 (2014).
A journal article with 2 authors
Bedalov A, Simon JA. Neuroscience. NAD to the rescue. Science. 305(5686), 954–955 (2004).
A journal article with 3 authors
Schmidt MW, Spero HJ, Lea DW. Links between salinity variation in the Caribbean and North Atlantic thermohaline circulation. Nature. 428(6979), 160–163 (2004).
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Ang CY, Tan SY, Lu Y, et al. “Turn-on” fluorescence probe integrated polymer nanoparticles for sensing biological thiol molecules. Sci. Rep. 4, 7057 (2014).

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Burrows GE, Tyrl RJ. Toxic Plants of North America. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Zlatanova S, Peters R, Dilo A, Scholten H, editors. Intelligent Systems for Crisis Management: Geo-information for Disaster Management (Gi4DM) 2012. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Riedl R, Léger P-M. Establishing and Operating a NeuroIS Lab. In: Fundamentals of NeuroIS: Information Systems and the Brain. Léger P-M (Ed.), Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 99–115 (2016).

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 Medicine.

Blog post
Andrew D. Using Electricity, Not Molecules, To Switch Cells On And Off [Internet]. IFLScience (2017). Available from:


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
Government Accountability Office. Information Technology: OMB and Agencies Need to Fully Implement Major Initiatives to Save Billions of Dollars. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Goodison SE. The undiscovered country: Homicide, dynamic change, and deterrence in Washington, D.C. Neighborhoods, 1998-2006. (2014).

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
Steinhauer J, Thrush G, Pear R. How a Health Care Bill Failed: G.O.P. Divisions and a Fed-Up President. New York Times, A14 (2017).

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 Medicine
AbbreviationRegen. Med.
ISSN (print)1746-0751
ISSN (online)1746-076X
ScopeBiomedical Engineering

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