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
Pandolfi JM. Ecology: Deep and complex ways to survive bleaching. Nature 2015;518:43–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
Alexandrakis G, Poulos SΕ. An holistic approach to beach erosion vulnerability assessment. Sci Rep 2014;4:6078.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tatar M, Bartke A, Antebi A. The endocrine regulation of aging by insulin-like signals. Science 2003;299:1346–51.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Goulielmakis E, Loh Z-H, Wirth A, Santra R, Rohringer N, Yakovlev VS, et al. Real-time observation of valence electron motion. Nature 2010;466:739–43.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
King M. Process Control. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2011.
An edited book
Komninos N, editor. Sensor Applications, Experimentation, and Logistics: First International Conference, SENSAPPEAL 2009, Athens, Greece, September 25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers. vol. 29. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
Genz A, Bretz F. Methods That Approximate the Integral. In: Bretz F, editor. Computation of Multivariate Normal and t Probabilities, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009, p. 29–54.

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
Andrew E. Regenerative Medicine Has Huge Potential But It Does Not Come Cheap. IFLScience 2014.


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. Electronic Government: Challenges to Effective Adoption of the Extensible Markup Language. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Watson WA. Middle school students’ experiences on a science museum field trip as Preparation for Future Learning. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 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
Hu W. New Bronx District Attorney Fixes Her Sights on Rikers Island Cases. New York Times 2016:A18.

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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