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
Shen MM. Cancer: The complex seeds of metastasis. Nature. 520(7547), 298–299 (2015).
A journal article with 2 authors
Timmermann A, Menviel L. Climate change. What drives climate flip-flops? Science. 325(5938), 273–274 (2009).
A journal article with 3 authors
Halter WE, Pettke T, Heinrich CA. The origin of Cu/Au ratios in porphyry-type ore deposits. Science. 296(5574), 1844–1846 (2002).
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Fukatsu A, Kondo M, Okamura M, Yoshida M, Masaoka S. Electrochemical response of metal complexes in homogeneous solution under photoirradiation. Sci. Rep. 4, 5327 (2014).

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Krichen S, Chaouachi J. Graph-Related Optimization and Decision Support Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Horspool RN. TouchDevelop: Programming on the Go. Third Edition. Apress, Berkeley, CA.
A chapter in an edited book
Vidal-Rosset J. Does Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem Prove that Truth Transcends Proof? In: The Age of Alternative Logics: Assessing Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics Today. Benthem J van, Heinzmann G, Rebuschi M, Visser H (Eds.), Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 51–73 (2006).

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 E. “Hypervelocity stars” escaping the Milky Way could represent entirely new class. IFLScience (2014).


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. Issues to Be Considered During Deliberations to Reauthorize the Federal-Aid Highway Program. 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
Rahmani M. On the calculation of time-domain impulse-response of systems from band-limited scattering-parameters using wavelet transform. (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
Vecsey G. Cameras, Action and Even Lights. New York Times, D2 (2010).

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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