How to format your references using the Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports. 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. Aguzzi A. Neurodegeneration: Alzheimer’s disease under strain. Nature. 2014;512:32–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Lincoln TA, Joyce GF. Self-sustained replication of an RNA enzyme. Science. 2009;323:1229–32.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Furlong KP, Lay T, Ammon CJ. A great earthquake rupture across a rapidly evolving three-plate boundary. Science. 2009;324:226–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Gröblacher S, Paterek T, Kaltenbaek R, Brukner C, Zukowski M, Aspelmeyer M, et al. An experimental test of non-local realism. Nature. 2007;446:871–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Bowling J. Diagnostic Dermoscopy. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2011.
An edited book
1. Shingareva I. Solving Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations with Maple and Mathematica. Lizárraga-Celaya C, editor. Vienna: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Dadkhah S, Manaf AA, Sadeghi S. Efficient Image Authentication and Tamper Localization Algorithm Using Active Watermarking. In: Hassanien AE, Kim T-H, Kacprzyk J, Awad AI, editors. Bio-inspiring Cyber Security and Cloud Services: Trends and Innovations. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014. p. 115–48.

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 Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports.

Blog post
1. Andrews R. Why Are These Bald Eagles Caring For A Lonely Baby Hawk? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/bald-eagles-spotted-caring-lonely-baby-hawk/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Small Business Innovation Research: Change in Program Eligibility Has Had Little Impact. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014 Nov. Report No.: GAO-15-68.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Zhuang S. Enhancing Implicit Finite Element Sheet Forming Simulation [Doctoral dissertation]. [Columbus, OH]: Ohio State University; 2008.

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. Hubbard B. Did Kuwait Copy Trump’s Travel Ban? Not Quite. New York Times. 2017 Feb 8;A12.

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 titleCurrent Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Neurol. Neurosci. Rep.
ISSN (print)1528-4042
ISSN (online)1534-6293
ScopeClinical Neurology
General Neuroscience

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