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. Baliga NS. Systems biology. The scale of prediction. Science. 2008;320:1297–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Ricklefs RE, Renner SS. Global correlations in tropical tree species richness and abundance reject neutrality. Science. 2012;335:464–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Lassus P, Opitz-Araya X, Lazebnik Y. Requirement for caspase-2 in stress-induced apoptosis before mitochondrial permeabilization. Science. 2002;297:1352–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Johnson CP, Tang H-Y, Carag C, Speicher DW, Discher DE. Forced unfolding of proteins within cells. Science. 2007;317:663–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Lombard M. SolidWorks® 2011 Parts Bible. Indianapolis, IN, USA: Wiley Publishing, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
1. Ernst A, Schäfer P, Scholz J, editors. Bryozoan Studies 2010. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Huang S, Wang S, Li W, Wang Q. Simulation of Interactions Between Guided Waves and the Defects by Boundary Element Method. In: Wang S, Li W, Wang Q, editors. Electromagnetic Ultrasonic Guided Waves. Singapore: Springer; 2016. p. 183–235.

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. Andrew E. Given The Value Of Emissions Cuts, Solar Subsidies Are Worth It [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/given-value-emissions-cuts-solar-subsidies-are-worth-it/

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. Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Education Taking Needed Actions But Work Remains. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999 May. Report No.: T-AIMD-99-180.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Batson G. Head Start and at -risk students: Perceptions of administrators, practitioners, and parents [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 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. Crow K. Writers Are Halted Mid-Sentence as a Y Cancels Classes. New York Times. 2001 May 13;147.

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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