How to format your references using the eNeurologicalSci citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for eNeurologicalSci. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
S.B. Feldstein, Atmospheric science. Subtropical rainfall and the Antarctic ozone hole, Science. 332 (2011) 925–926.
A journal article with 2 authors
I. Keklikoglou, M. De Palma, Cancer: Metastasis risk after anti-macrophage therapy, Nature. 515 (2014) 46–47.
A journal article with 3 authors
B.H. Falkenburger, K.L. Barstow, I.M. Mintz, Dendrodendritic inhibition through reversal of dopamine transport, Science. 293 (2001) 2465–2470.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
L.J. Chang, M.R. Lees, G. Balakrishnan, Y.-J. Kao, A.D. Hillier, Low-temperature muon spin rotation studies of the monopole charges and currents in Y doped Ho2Ti2O7, Sci. Rep. 3 (2013) 1881.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
J.E. Mcphee, Mastering Strategic Risk, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2014.
An edited book
D. Marx, P. Rossmanith, eds., Parameterized and Exact Computation: 6th International Symposium, IPEC 2011, Saarbrücken, Germany, September 6-8, 2011. Revised Selected Papers, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
L. Miti, S. Matatu, Role of Legislation for Social Accountability: A Comparison of South Africa and Zambia, in: G. Mudacumura, G. Morçöl (Eds.), Challenges to Democratic Governance in Developing Countries, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2014: pp. 57–71.

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 eNeurologicalSci.

Blog post
A. Carpineti, Mysterious Signals From Center Of The Milky Way Probably Pulsars Not Dark Matter, IFLScience. (2017).


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, Airline Competition: Weak Financial Structure Threatens Competition, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1991.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
M.I. Estrada, A community risk assessment of the 90806 zip code, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2012.

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
B. Mueller, N. Remnick, A.L. Baker, Blood Spilled in South Bronx As National Gang Colors Blur, New York Times. (2017) A1.

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 titleeNeurologicalSci
ISSN (print)2405-6502

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