How to format your references using the Tissue Engineering citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Tissue Engineering. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
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Scott JF. Applications of modern ferroelectrics. Science. 315(5814), 954, 2007;
A journal article with 2 authors
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Gray N, Chouard T. Neurotechniques. Nature. 461(7266), 899, 2009;
A journal article with 3 authors
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Berger AH, Knudson AG, Pandolfi PP. A continuum model for tumour suppression. Nature. 476(7359), 163, 2011;
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Das SB, Joughin I, Behn MD, Howat IM, King MA, Lizarralde D, et al. Fracture propagation to the base of the Greenland Ice Sheet during supraglacial lake drainage. Science. 320(5877), 778, 2008;

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Attwood D, Baybutt P, Devlin C, Fluharty W, Hughes G, Isaacson D, et al. Human Factors Methods for Improving Performance in the Process Industries. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
An edited book
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Hyvärinen A. Natural Image Statistics: A Probabilistic Approach to Early Computational Vision. Hurri J, Hoyer PO, editors. London: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
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Lin S, Huang Z. Systematic Analyses of Substructures. In: Huang Z, editor. Comparative Design of Structures: Concepts and Methodologies. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; p. 115–99, 2016.

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 Tissue Engineering.

Blog post
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Hale T. Girl Is Separated From Her Parasitic Twin In Risky Operation [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/girl-is-separated-from-her-parasitic-twin-in-risky-operation/

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
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Government Accountability Office. Job Corps: Participant Selection and Performance Measurement Need to Be Improved. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997 Oct. Report No.: T-HEHS-98-37.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Teeter CM. Characterizing the Spatial Density Functions of Neural Arbors [Doctoral dissertation]. [La Jolla, CA]: University of California San Diego; 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
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Hodara S. Art Appreciation 101: Take a Nap. New York Times. CT9, 2015;

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 titleTissue Engineering
ISSN (print)2152-4947
ISSN (online)2152-4955
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