How to format your references using the Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics. 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]
Urquhart K. European research. Directive could give postdocs permanency. Science. 2002;298:724.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Lu TT, Cyster JG. Integrin-mediated long-term B cell retention in the splenic marginal zone. Science. 2002;297:409–412.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Hayashi K, Hasegawa J, Matsunaga S. The boundary of the meristematic and elongation zones in roots: endoreduplication precedes rapid cell expansion. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2723.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Vollbrecht E, Springer PS, Goh L, et al. Architecture of floral branch systems in maize and related grasses. Nature. 2005;436:1119–1126.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Relethford JH. 50 Great Myths of Human Evolution. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Barthe G, Grégoire B, Huisman M, et al., editors. Construction and Analysis of Safe, Secure, and Interoperable Smart Devices: Second International Workshop, CASSIS 2005, Nice, France, March 8-11, 2005, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Johnson L. What Is Social Capital? In: Greenberg AG, Gullotta TP, Bloom M, editors. Social Capital and Community Well-Being: The Serve Here Initiative. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 53–66.

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 Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Until Recently, Sahara Desert Hosted World’s Largest Freshwater Lake [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/sahara-recently-hosted-worlds-largest-freshwater-lake/.

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. [Recommendation to Congress To Relieve FAA Employee of Liability for Erroneous Payment]. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1987. Report No.: B-227513. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Martinez K. Personal narrative: The struggles and limitations of immigration experienced by an El Salvadorian refugee [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2009.

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]
Greenhouse L. Justices Grant Death Row Inmate a New Hearing in 1985 Tennessee Murder. New York Times. 2006 Jun 13;A18.

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 titleExpert Review of Neurotherapeutics
AbbreviationExpert Rev. Neurother.
ISSN (print)1473-7175
ISSN (online)1744-8360
ScopeClinical Neurology
Pharmacology (medical)
General Neuroscience

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