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]
Jox R. Europe chips in for training. Nature 2003;425:326.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Huberman AD, El-Danaf RN. Blindness: Assassins of eyesight. Nature 2015;527:456–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
True HL, Berlin I, Lindquist SL. Epigenetic regulation of translation reveals hidden genetic variation to produce complex traits. Nature 2004;431:184–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Cheng X, Su X, Chen X, Zhao H, Bo C, Xu J, et al. Biological ingredient analysis of traditional Chinese medicine preparation based on high-throughput sequencing: the story for Liuwei Dihuang Wan. Sci Rep 2014;4:5147.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Malpass DB. Introduction to Industrial Polyethylene. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Abraham A, Hassanien A-E, Sná¿el V, editors. Computational Social Network Analysis: Trends, Tools and Research Advances. London: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Desrochers A, van Duinen G-J. Peatland Fauna. In: Wieder RK, Vitt DH, editors. Boreal Peatland Ecosystems, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006, p. 67–100.

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]
Hale T. What Happens If You Put Red Hot Steel On A Frozen Lake? IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/physics/what-happens-if-you-put-red-hot-steel-on-a-frozen-lake/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. Metropolitan Area Acquisition (MAA) Implementation Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Sachdev NA. An Evaluation of the District of Columbia Summer Youth Employment Program. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 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
[1]
Billard M. Exit Hammet, Enter Holmes. New York Times 2010:E5.

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
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