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
Perez F (2015) Cell biology: Organelles under light control. Nature 518(7537): 41–42.
A journal article with 2 authors
Berman F, Cerf V (2013) Science priorities. Who will pay for public access to research data? Science 341(6146): 616–617.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dally JM, Emery NJ, Clayton NS (2006) Food-caching western scrub-jays keep track of who was watching when. Science 312(5780): 1662–1665.
A journal article with 13 or more authors
Chabrière E, Vernède X, Guigliarelli B, Charon MH, Hatchikian EC, Fontecilla-Camps JC (2001) Crystal structure of the free radical intermediate of pyruvate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase. Science 294(5551): 2559–2563.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Attwood D, Baybutt P, Devlin C, Fluharty W, Hughes G, Isaacson D, Joyner P, Lee E, Lorenzo D, Morrison L, Ormsby B (2006) Human Factors Methods for Improving Performance in the Process Industries. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Kovalev M (2014) A Pipelined Multi-Core MIPS Machine: Hardware Implementation and Correctness Proof. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Derdikman D, Moser EI (2014) Spatial Maps in the Entorhinal Cortex and Adjacent Structures. In: Space,Time and Memory in the Hippocampal Formation (Derdikman D, Knierim JJ, Eds.). Springer, Vienna, p. 107–125.

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.

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 (1985) .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hall KN (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
Palmer E (2016) New York Times.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Perez, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Berman and Cerf, 2013; Perez, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Berman and Cerf, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Chabrière et al., 2001)

About the journal

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

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