How to format your references using the Brain Informatics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Brain Informatics. 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
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Kerrick D (2002) Geology. Serpentinite seduction. Science 298:1344–1345
A journal article with 2 authors
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Bayon R, Jenkins M (2010) The business of biodiversity. Nature 466:184–185
A journal article with 3 authors
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Brun T, Devetak I, Hsieh M-H (2006) Correcting quantum errors with entanglement. Science 314:436–439
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Levin-Zaidman S, Englander J, Shimoni E, et al (2003) Ringlike structure of the Deinococcus radiodurans genome: a key to radioresistance? Science 299:254–256

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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Prud’Homme R (2014) Flows and Chemical Reactions in an Electromagnetic Field. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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N. Makarov S (2016) Practical Electrical Engineering, 1st ed. 2016. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Dam HH, Rojanavasu P, Abbass HA, Lokan C (2008) Distributed Learning Classifier Systems. In: Bull L, Bernadó-Mansilla E, Holmes J (eds) Learning Classifier Systems in Data Mining. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 69–91

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 Brain Informatics.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) Scientists Discover A Novel Mechanism Of Action Of Cannabidiol Against Lung Cancer Cells. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/scientists-discover-novel-mechanism-action-cannabidiol-against-lung-cancer-cells/. Accessed 30 Oct 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
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Government Accountability Office (1993) Longer Combination Trucks: Driver Controls and Equipment Inspection Should Be Improved. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

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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Ton N-Q (2015) A hierarchical wireless network architecture for building automation and control systems: Implementation and simulation study. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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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Williams J (2017) Leonard Cohen Book Scheduled for 2018. New York Times C3

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 titleBrain Informatics
AbbreviationBrain Inform.
ISSN (print)2198-4018
ISSN (online)2198-4026
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