How to format your references using the Regenerative Medicine Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Regenerative Medicine Research. 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. Cardinale BJ. Biodiversity improves water quality through niche partitioning. Nature. 2011;472:86–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Huybers P, Curry W. Links between annual, Milankovitch and continuum temperature variability. Nature. 2006;441:329–32.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Kasuya A, Sakabe J-I, Tokura Y. Potential application of in vivo imaging of impaired lymphatic duct to evaluate the severity of pressure ulcer in mouse model. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4173.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Lam YA, Lawson TG, Velayutham M, Zweier JL, Pickart CM. A proteasomal ATPase subunit recognizes the polyubiquitin degradation signal. Nature. 2002;416:763–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Davies G. Designing and Developing Scalable IP Networks. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
1. Beran J, Feng Y, Hebbel H, editors. Empirical Economic and Financial Research: Theory, Methods and Practice. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Pendyala S, Katkoori S. Interval Arithmetic and Self Similarity Based Subthreshold Leakage Optimization in RTL Datapaths. In: Claesen L, Sanz-Pascual M-T, Reis R, Sarmiento-Reyes A, editors. VLSI-SoC: Internet of Things Foundations: 22nd IFIP WG 105/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration, VLSI-SoC 2014, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, October 6-8, 2014, Revised Selected Papers. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 75–94.

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 Research.

Blog post
1. Andrew D. How To Find An Exoplanet (Part 1). IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.


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. Highway Needs: An Evaluation of DOT’s Process for Assessing the Nation’s Highway Needs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1987 Aug. Report No.: RCED-87-136.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Gemmer J. Shape Selection in the non-Euclidean Model of Elasticity [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tucson, AZ]: University of Arizona; 2012.

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. Kolomatsky M. International Rents Per Square Foot. New York Times. 2017 Oct 12;RE2.

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 Research
AbbreviationRegen. Med. Res.
ISSN (online)2050-490X

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