How to format your references using the Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Epilepsy & Behavior Case 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.
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
[1]
Giles J. UK universities face star treatment in funding revamp. Nature 2003;423:574.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Krueger AB, Stone AA. Psychology and economics. Progress in measuring subjective well-being. Science 2014;346:42–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Weston CR, Lambright DG, Davis RJ. Signal transduction. MAP kinase signaling specificity. Science 2002;296:2345–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Jones JA, Karlen SD, Fitzsimons J, Ardavan A, Benjamin SC, Briggs GAD, et al. Magnetic field sensing beyond the standard quantum limit using 10-spin NOON states. Science 2009;324:1166–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Glisic S. Advanced Wireless Communications. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
[1]
Lipshultz LI, Pastuszak AW, Goldstein AT, Giraldi A, Perelman MA, editors. Management of Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women: An Interdisciplinary Approach. New York, NY: Springer; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Liu D, Nilsson A, Tell E. PROGRAMMABLE BASEBAND PROCESSORS. In: Ismail M, González DRDEL, editors. Radio Design in Nanometer Technologies, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2006, p. 83–100.

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 Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports.

Blog post
[1]
Davis J. Tea Consumption Might Alter Gene Expression In Women, But Not Men. IFLScience 2017.

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. Federal Student Aid: Expanding Eligibility for Less Than Halftime Students Could Increase Program Costs, But Benefits Uncertain. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2003.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Hatton H. How Rural Elementary Building Principals Conceptualize the Programs in Their Schools, the Processes of Connecting Students to Programs, and Their Leadership Role in Doing So. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2013.

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]
GEORGE GENE GUSTINES; Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF. A Cartoon Depiction of Real Iranian Life. New York Times 2010:C2.

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 titleEpilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
AbbreviationEpilepsy Behav. Case Rep.
ISSN (print)2213-3232
Scope

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