How to format your references using the eNeuro citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for eNeuro. 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
Ratnieks F (2005) Outsmarted by ants. Nature 436:465.
A journal article with 2 authors
Carbone FR, Gebhardt T (2014) Immunology. A neighborhood watch upholds local immune protection. Science 346:40–41.
A journal article with 3 authors
McKee RA, Walker FJ, Chisholm MF (2001) Physical structure and inversion charge at a semiconductor interface with a crystalline oxide. Science 293:468–471.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Agger K, Cloos PAC, Christensen J, Pasini D, Rose S, Rappsilber J, Issaeva I, Canaani E, Salcini AE, Helin K (2007) UTX and JMJD3 are histone H3K27 demethylases involved in HOX gene regulation and development. Nature 449:731–734.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Häussler-Combe U (2014) Computational Methods for Reinforced Concrete Structures. D-69451 Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH.
An edited book
Chirila DB (2015) Introduction to Modern Fortran for the Earth System Sciences. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Shah DU, Clifford MJ (2015) Compaction, Permeability and Flow Simulation for Liquid Composite Moulding of Natural Fibre Composites In: Manufacturing of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites (Salit MS, Jawaid M, Yusoff NB, Hoque ME eds), pp65–99. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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 eNeuro.

Blog post
Andrews R (2017) Australia Suffered From A Mass Extinction Event 35 Million Years Ago [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/australia-suffered-mass-extinction-even-35-million-years-ago/ (accessed 10.30.18).

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 (1997) FCC: Facilitate Future Development of Paging Systems and Implementation of Section 309(j) of the Communications Act, and Competitive Bidding (No. OGC-97-31). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Darko-Mensah K (2019) Application of Data Envelopment Analysis to Measure the Online Outsourcing Efficiency of Sub-Saharan African Countries (Doctoral dissertation). Washington, DC: George Washington University.

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
Kelly M (1992) Perot Tells It His Way - Take It Or Leave It. New York Times 43.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ratnieks, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Carbone and Gebhardt, 2014; Ratnieks, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Carbone and Gebhardt, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Agger et al., 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleeNeuro
AbbreviationeNeuro
ISSN (online)2373-2822
Scope

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