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. Marshak MP. My trek back to science. Science. 2015;349:1406.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Pflamm-Altenburg J, Kroupa P. Clustered star formation as a natural explanation for the Halpha cut-off in disk galaxies. Nature. 2008;455:641–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Swain MR, Vasisht G, Tinetti G. The presence of methane in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet. Nature. 2008;452:329–31.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Ortiz JL, Sada PV, Bellot Rubio LR, Aceituno FJ, Aceituno J, Gutierrez PJ, et al. Optical detection of meteoroidal impacts on the Moon. Nature. 2000;405:921–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Maini AK, Agrawal V. Satellite Technology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
1. Plack CJ, Fay RR, Oxenham AJ, Popper AN, editors. Pitch: Neural Coding and Perception. New York, NY: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Dabbagh N, Benson AD, Denham A, Joseph R, Al-Freih M, Zgheib G, et al. Augmented Reality. In: Benson AD, Denham A, Joseph R, Al-Freih M, Zgheib G, Fake H, et al., editors. Learning Technologies and Globalization: Pedagogical Frameworks and Applications. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 27–30.

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. Hale T. Another Dolphin Killed By Morons Dragging It From Sea To Take Photographs. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017.


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. Chicago Circulator. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1995 Jun. Report No.: RCED-95-216R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Wood RD. Correlation of conductor leadership style, musician employment status, organizational participation to orchestra musician job satisfaction [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 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
1. Leland J. Loft Life: Music, Stretching and Leftovers. New York Times. 2016 Oct 14;MB2.

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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