How to format your references using the Regenerative Therapy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Regenerative Therapy. 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]
Vousden KH. Apoptosis. p53 and PUMA: a deadly duo. Science 2005;309:1685–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ciufolini I, Pavlis EC. A confirmation of the general relativistic prediction of the Lense-Thirring effect. Nature 2004;431:958–60.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Xu K, Zhong G, Zhuang X. Actin, spectrin, and associated proteins form a periodic cytoskeletal structure in axons. Science 2013;339:452–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Deng W, Liang X, Wu X, Qian J, Cao Y, Ai X, et al. A low cost, all-organic Na-ion battery based on polymeric cathode and anode. Sci Rep 2013;3:2671.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Ferguson N, Schneier B, Kohno T. Cryptography Engineering. Indianapolis, Indiana: Wiley Publishing, Inc.; 2015.
An edited book
[1]
Kusuoka S, Maruyama T, editors. Advances in Mathematical Economics. vol. 12. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Lapidus ML, van Frankenhuijsen M. Generalized Fractal Strings Viewed as Measures. In: van Frankenhuijsen M, editor. Fractal Geometry, Complex Dimensions and Zeta Functions: Geometry and Spectra of Fractal Strings, New York, NY: Springer; 2013, p. 119–35.

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 Therapy.

Blog post
[1]
Davis J. Does Kissing Really Create A Greater Risk Of Developing Mouth Cancer Than Smoking? IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/does-kissing-really-create-greater-risk-developing-mouth-cancer-smoking/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Procedures To Recover Defaulted Loans Under the Guaranteed Student Loan Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1973.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Mullican CD. Multiple Intelligences in the Text: Examining the Presence of Multiple Intelligences Tasks in the Annotated Teacher’s Editions of Four High School United States History Textbooks. Doctoral dissertation. University of South Florida, 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]
Akbar K. Being in This World Makes Me Feel Like a Time Traveler. New York Times 2017:MM22.

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 Therapy
AbbreviationRegen. Ther.
ISSN (print)2352-3204
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