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. Hollingsworth MD. Chemistry. Calcite biocomposites up close. Science. 2009;326:1194–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Naya Y, Suzuki WA. Integrating what and when across the primate medial temporal lobe. Science. 2011;333:773–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Tuljapurkar S, Li N, Boe C. A universal pattern of mortality decline in the G7 countries. Nature. 2000;405:789–92.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Wang Y, He H, Li S, Liu D, Lan B, Hu M, et al. All-optical regulation of gene expression in targeted cells. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5346.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Ekenna O. Cases in Clinical Infectious Disease Practice: Obtaining a good history from the patient remains the cornerstone of an accurate clinical diagnosis: Lessons learned in many years of clinical practice. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
1. Decker T, Müller M, editors. Jak-Stat Signaling : From Basics to Disease. Vienna: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Lun YHV, Lai K-H, Wong CWY, Cheng TCE. Green Management Practices. In: Lai K-H, Wong CWY, Cheng TCE, editors. Green Shipping Management. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 45–59.

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. The Ocean Is Losing Its Breath – And Climate Change Is Making It Worse [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. 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
1. Government Accountability Office. Student Financial Aid: Data Not Fully Utilized to Identify Inappropriately Awarded Loans and Grants. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1995 Jul. Report No.: T-HEHS-95-199.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Bennett AL. An Empirical Longitudinal Analysis of Agile Methodologies and Firm Financial Performance [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2019.

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. Feeney K. Cheesecakes to Share, or Not. New York Times. 2007 Oct 7;14NJ14.

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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