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]
Diehl MR. Biochemistry. Templating a molecular tug-of-war. Science 2012;338:626–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Shafiq G, Veluvolu KC. Surface chest motion decomposition for cardiovascular monitoring. Sci Rep 2014;4:5093.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Winston WM, Molodowitch C, Hunter CP. Systemic RNAi in C. elegans requires the putative transmembrane protein SID-1. Science 2002;295:2456–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Richardson CJ, Reiss P, Hussain NA, Alwash AJ, Pool DJ. The restoration potential of the Mesopotamian marshes of Iraq. Science 2005;307:1307–11.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Voigtman E. Limits of Detection in Chemical Analysis. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Schaller A, editor. Induced Plant Resistance to Herbivory. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Sprake J. Traits of the Tour and Tour-Guide. In: Sprake J, editor. Learning-Through-Touring: Mobilising Learners and Touring Technologies to Creatively Explore the Built Environment, Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2012, p. 81–145.

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]
O`Callaghan J. NASA Just Revealed 12 New Astronauts - But No One Knows Where They’re Going. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/space/nasa-just-revealed-12-new-astronauts-but-no-one-knows-where-theyre-going/ (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. Comments on Energy Research and Development Administration’s Proposed Arrangement for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Demonstration Plant Project. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1975.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Amini B. Linear Matrix Inequality Method for Periodic Systems. Doctoral dissertation. Southern Illinois University, 2015.

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]
Koblin J. CBS Late-Night Host Wins Season Ratings Battle, Thanks to DVRs. New York Times 2017:B2.

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
Scope

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