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
P.B. deMenocal, Anthropology. Climate and human evolution, Science. 331 (2011) 540–542.
A journal article with 2 authors
C.M. Clark, D. Tilman, Loss of plant species after chronic low-level nitrogen deposition to prairie grasslands, Nature. 451 (2008) 712–715.
A journal article with 3 authors
J. Stinchcombe, G. Bossi, G.M. Griffiths, Linking albinism and immunity: the secrets of secretory lysosomes, Science. 305 (2004) 55–59.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
A.G. Davidson, V. Chan, R. O’Dell, M.H. Schieber, Rapid changes in throughput from single motor cortex neurons to muscle activity, Science. 318 (2007) 1934–1937.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
S. Tardu, Transport and Coherent Structures in Wall Turbulence, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2014.
An edited book
Q. Chen, A. Hameurlain, F. Toumani, R. Wagner, H. Decker, eds., Database and Expert Systems Applications: 26th International Conference, DEXA 2015, Valencia, Spain, September 1-4, 2015, Proceedings, Part II, 1st ed. 2015, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
A.B. Marín-Arroyo, New Opportunities for Previously Excavated Sites: Paleoeconomy as a Human Evolutionary Indicator at Tabun Cave (Israel), in: J.L. Clark, J.D. Speth (Eds.), Zooarchaeology and Modern Human Origins: Human Hunting Behavior during the Later Pleistocene, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2013: pp. 59–75.

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, Researchers Identify Two New Genetic Variants Linked To Increased Breast Cancer Risk, IFLScience. (2015).


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, Transportation Issues, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1992.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
L.A. Becker, Noncredit to credit transitions: The role of cultural capital and habitus for adult immigrant learners in the community college, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 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
L. Greenhouse, Court Limits Protection Against Improper Entry, New York Times. (2006) A28.

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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