How to format your references using the European Neuropsychopharmacology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Neuropsychopharmacology. 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
Goldston, D., 2008. America’s new leadership. Nature 456, 16.
A journal article with 2 authors
Droser, M.L., Gehling, J.G., 2008. Synchronous aggregate growth in an abundant new Ediacaran tubular organism. Science 319, 1660–1662.
A journal article with 3 authors
DeCoursey, T.E., Morgan, D., Cherny, V.V., 2003. The voltage dependence of NADPH oxidase reveals why phagocytes need proton channels. Nature 422, 531–534.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Zhang, Z., Chen, J.-J., Lyu, X.-J., Yin, H., Sheng, G.-P., 2014. Complete mineralization of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) by γ-irradiation in aqueous solution. Sci. Rep. 4, 7418.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mallée, R., Fuchs, W., Eligehausen, R., 2013. Design of Fastenings for Use in Concrete - the CEN/TS 1992-4 Provisions. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Jankovic, D., 2015. Regional Nerve Blocks in Anesthesia and Pain Therapy: Traditional and Ultrasound-Guided Techniques, 4th ed. 2015. ed. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Billington, D., 2008. Propositional Clausal Defeasible Logic, in: Hölldobler, S., Lutz, C., Wansing, H. (Eds.), Logics in Artificial Intelligence: 11th European Conference, JELIA 2008, Dresden, Germany, September 28-October 1, 2008. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 34–47.

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 European Neuropsychopharmacology.

Blog post
Andrew, D., 2015. Floating Spoon Spotted On Mars [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/space/now-theres-floating-spoon-mars/ (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, 2006. Child Care and Early Childhood Education: More Information Sharing and Program Review by HHS Could Enhance Access for Families with Limited English Proficiency (Spanish Version) (No. GAO-06-949). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Fischer, B.C., 2017. Toward Understanding Resonant Volcanic Seismic Signals: Modelling Bubbly Flow in Magma (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
Pilon, M., 2012. Armstrong Finds a Mixed Reception in Triathlon. New York Times B14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Goldston, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Droser and Gehling, 2008; Goldston, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Droser and Gehling, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhang et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleEuropean Neuropsychopharmacology
AbbreviationEur. Neuropsychopharmacol.
ISSN (print)0924-977X
ScopeClinical Neurology
Pharmacology (medical)
Psychiatry and Mental health
Biological Psychiatry
Neurology
Pharmacology

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