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
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Tsukamoto K. Oceanic biology: spawning of eels near a seamount. Nature. 439(7079), 929 (2006).
A journal article with 2 authors
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Sui H, Downing KH. Molecular architecture of axonemal microtubule doublets revealed by cryo-electron tomography. Nature. 442(7101), 475–478 (2006).
A journal article with 3 authors
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Manoharan HC, Lutz CP, Eigler DM. Quantum mirages formed by coherent projection of electronic structure. Nature. 403(6769), 512–515 (2000).
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Piao S, Fang J, Ciais P, et al. The carbon balance of terrestrial ecosystems in China. Nature. 458(7241), 1009–1013 (2009).

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Smith CL. Advanced Process Control. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
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Kusunoki S, editor. Neuroimmunological Diseases. Springer Japan, Tokyo.
A chapter in an edited book
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Colin J-N, Tien HM. Securing a Loosely-Coupled Web-Based eLearning Ecosystem Combining Open Standards. In: Web Information Systems and Technologies: 10th International Conference, WEBIST 2014, Barcelona, Spain, April 3-5, 2014, Revised Selected Papers. Monfort V, Krempels K-H (Eds.), Springer International Publishing, Cham, 48–62 (2015).

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
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Andrew D. Here’s Why People Believe In Ghosts [Internet]. IFLScience (2016). Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/heres-why-people-believe-in-ghosts/.

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
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Government Accountability Office. Selection and Use of Contractor for Development of a Management Information System for the Atomic Energy Commission. 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
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Roberts JE. Process evaluation of the Instant Word Notebook. (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
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(nyt) SK. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Putin Reaches Out To Vatican. New York Times, A6 (2003).

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
Embryology

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