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
Agarwal VK. “Diamond ceiling” for asian americans. Science. 2000;290:2075a.
A journal article with 2 authors
Vandermeer J, Perfecto I. A keystone mutualism drives pattern in a power function. Science. 2006;311:1000–1002.
A journal article with 3 authors
Victor DG, Gerlagh R, Baiocchi G. Climate policy. Getting serious about categorizing countries. Science. 2014;345:34–36.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Spietz L, Lehnert KW, Siddiqi I, et al. Primary electronic thermometry using the shot noise of a tunnel junction. Science. 2003;300:1929–1932.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lindahl D. Multi-Family Millions. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2008.
An edited book
Beaudry MC, Symonds J, editors. Interpreting the Early Modern World: Transatlantic Perspectives. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Tarantino U, Resmini G. Valutazione dei pazienti con fratture da fragilità e/o con bassa BMD (T-score<-2,5) in presenza di uno o più fattori di rischio. In: Resmini G, editor. La gestione delle fratture da fragilità ossea: Raccomandazioni per chirurghi ortopedici. Milano: Springer; 2011. p. 19–19.

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
Andrew E. Warming Seas Will Set Marine Life On The Move, With Some Good News Among The Bad [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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. Status of Implementation of GAO Recommendations on Evacuation of Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations and Patients and Residents of Health Care Facilities. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008. Report No.: GAO-08-544R. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Shaw RM. The influence of organizational culture on employee attitudes towards information security policy [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella 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
Rothenberg B. A Big Step for a Tunisian, and for Arab Countries. New York Times. 2017 Jun 2;B9.

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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