How to format your references using the Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis. 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
Zimmer C (2000) EVOLUTION: Parasites Make Scaredy-Rats Foolhardy. Science 289(5479): 525b–7b.
A journal article with 2 authors
Medzhitov R, Janeway CA Jr (2002) Decoding the patterns of self and nonself by the innate immune system. Science 296(5566): 298–300.
A journal article with 3 authors
Fine PVA, Mesones I, Coley PD (2004) Herbivores promote habitat specialization by trees in Amazonian forests. Science 305(5684): 663–665.
A journal article with 13 or more authors
Stappers BW, Gaensler BM, Kaspi VM, Klis M van der, Lewin WHG (2003) An x-ray nebula associated with the millisecond pulsar B1957+20. Science 299(5611): 1372–1374.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Saliba AJ, Corona JC, Johnson KE (2010) Option Spread Strategies. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Gorgulho A (2013) Intelligent Financial Portfolio Composition Based on Evolutionary Computation Strategies. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Thomas A, Kopczak LR (2007) Life-Saving Supply Chains. In: Building Supply Chain Excellence in Emerging Economies (Lee HL, Lee C-Y, Eds.). Springer US, Boston, MA, p. 93–111.

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 Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis.

Blog post
Taub B (2017) IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/new-study-could-help-map-mankinds-journey-out-africa/. 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
Government Accountability Office (1990) .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Schellenberg DL (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
Curtis MC (2014) New York Times.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Zimmer, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Zimmer, 2000; Medzhitov and Janeway, 2002).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Medzhitov and Janeway, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Stappers et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleActa Neurobiologiae Experimentalis
ISSN (print)0065-1400
ISSN (online)1689-0035
Scope

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