How to format your references using the Wound Medicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Wound Medicine. 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
C. Macilwain, Pharmaceutical industry must take its medicine, Nature. 470 (2011) 141.
A journal article with 2 authors
Y.W. Yin, T.A. Steitz, Structural basis for the transition from initiation to elongation transcription in T7 RNA polymerase, Science. 298 (2002) 1387–1395.
A journal article with 3 authors
W.R. Young, A.J. Roberts, G. Stuhne, Reproductive pair correlations and the clustering of organisms, Nature. 412 (2001) 328–331.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
J. Fargione, J. Hill, D. Tilman, S. Polasky, P. Hawthorne, Land clearing and the biofuel carbon debt, Science. 319 (2008) 1235–1238.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
A.A. Bruen, M.A. Forcinito, Cryptography, Information Theory, and Error-Correction, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2004.
An edited book
R. Lasaponara, N. Masini, G. Orefici, eds., The Ancient Nasca World: New Insights from Science and Archaeology, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
R. Crescenzi, A. Rodríguez-Pose, The Role of Underlying Socio-Economic Conditions, in: A. Rodríguez-Pose (Ed.), Innovation and Regional Growth in the European Union, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011: pp. 51–73.

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 Wound Medicine.

Blog post
E. Andrew, Alzheimer’s Drug Permeates Blood-Brain Barrier, IFLScience. (2014). (accessed October 30, 2018).


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, Fund Accountability: Procedures Used for Selected Benefit/Mandatory Spending Programs Are Adequate, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1988.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
G.H. Bissell, Working in the transference as a multicultural intervention, Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University, 2011.

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
C. Kelly, Orphans, Drug Wars and Other Mysteries, New York Times. (2013) A25B.

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 titleWound Medicine
ISSN (print)2213-9095

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