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
Brook EJ. Atmosphere. Leads and lags at the end of the last ice age. Science. 339(6123), 1042–1043 (2013).
A journal article with 2 authors
Susiarjo M, Bartolomei MS. Epigenetics. You are what you eat, but what about your DNA? Science. 345(6198), 733–734 (2014).
A journal article with 3 authors
Bejan A, Ziaei S, Lorente S. Evolution: why all plumes and jets evolve to round cross sections. Sci. Rep. 4, 4730 (2014).
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Licciardi JM, Schaefer JM, Taggart JR, Lund DC. Holocene glacier fluctuations in the Peruvian Andes indicate northern climate linkages. Science. 325(5948), 1677–1679 (2009).

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ganda KM. Dentist’s Guide to Medical Conditions, Medications, and Complications. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Lorenzi NM, Ash JS, Einbinder J, McPhee W, Einbinder L, editors. Transforming Health Care Through Information. Second Edition. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Croxson SCM. Hypoglycaemia and the Older Person. In: Diabetes Care for the Older Patient: A Practical Handbook. Hawthorne G (Ed.), Springer, London, 55–73 (2012).

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. New Rules Say Unvaccinated Australian Kids Can’t Attend Kindergarten [Internet]. IFLScience (2015). 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. Next Generation Air Transportation System: Information on Expenditures, Schedule, and Cost Estimates, Fiscal Years 2004 -- 2030. 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
Darwich MK. Cost-Efficient Video On Demand (VOD) Streaming Using Cloud Services. (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
Rampell C. Outsourced Chores Come Back Home. New York Times, B1 (2009).

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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