How to format your references using the Cerebellum & Ataxias citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cerebellum & Ataxias. 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
1. Bynum WF. Portraits of science. Mosquitoes bite more than once. Science. 2002;295:47–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Allmann BP, Shearer PM. A high-frequency secondary event during the 2004 Parkfield earthquake. Science. 2007;318:1279–83.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Thomas JA, Simcox DJ, Clarke RT. Successful conservation of a threatened Maculinea butterfly. Science. 2009;325:80–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Zhang Y-L, Wang H, Jing L, Mu L-Z, Fan H. Fitting magnetic field gradient with Heisenberg-scaling accuracy. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7390.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Noldus R. CAMEL. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
1. Kosnik C, Beck C, Freese AR, Samaras AP, editors. Making a Difference in Teacher Education Through Self-Study: Studies of Personal, Professional and Program Renewal. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Fahmy AG-E-D, El-Ghani MMA. Palaeo-Ecological Aspects of Farafra Oasis (Egyptian Sabkha) During the Mid-Neolithic Period (7130–6190 BP): A Multivariate Analysis. In: Öztürk M, Böer B, Barth H-J, Clüsener-Godt M, Khan MA, Breckle S-W, editors. Sabkha Ecosystems: Volume III: Africa and Southern Europe. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011. p. 39–44.

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 Cerebellum & Ataxias.

Blog post
1. Luntz S. 1/4 of American Adults Do Not Know That The Earth Orbits The Sun [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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
1. Government Accountability Office. The Management and Operation of FCC’s Public Reference Rooms. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988 Mar. Report No.: T-RCED-88-25.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Teo YM. Acculturation Levels, Social Media Usage and Their Relationship with Dietary Patterns among Asian American Young Adults [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2017.

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
1. Billard M. Think Green and Young. New York Times. 2010 Aug 5;E6.

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 titleCerebellum & Ataxias
AbbreviationCerebellum Ataxias
ISSN (online)2053-8871

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