How to format your references using the Frontiers in Endovascular and Interventional Neurology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Frontiers in Endovascular and Interventional Neurology. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Marx, J. (2000). ALZHEIMER’S CONGRESS: Drug Shows Promise for Advanced Disease. Science 289, 375b–7b.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chen, A., and Koehler, A. N. (2015). Drug discovery. Tying up a transcription factor. Science 347, 713–714.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ito, T., Woloszyn, M., and Mazloff, M. (2010). Anthropogenic carbon dioxide transport in the Southern Ocean driven by Ekman flow. Nature 463, 80–83.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Darveau, C.-A., Suarez, R. K., Andrews, R. D., and Hochachka, P. W. (2002). Allometric cascade as a unifying principle of body mass effects on metabolism. Nature 417, 166–170.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Coleman, D. D., Westcott, D. A., and Harkins, B. E. (2016). CWSP®: Certified Wireless Security Professional Study Guide CWSP-205. Indianapolis, Indiana: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Sidharth, B. G., Honsell, F., and de Angelis, A. eds. (2006). Frontiers of Fundamental Physics: Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium “Frontiers of Fundamental and Computational Physics”, Udine, Italy, 26–29 September 2004. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Welsch, G. H., Hennig, F. F., and Mauerer, A. (2014). “Clinical Application of Biochemical Imaging of Cartilage,” in Hip Magnetic Resonance Imaging, eds. Y.-J. Kim and T. C. Mamisch (New York, NY: Springer), 43–54.

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 Frontiers in Endovascular and Interventional Neurology.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015). Why Is It So Cold In Here? Setting The Office Thermostat Right – For Both Sexes. IFLScience. Available at: [Accessed October 30, 2018].


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 (2004). Special Education: Additional Assistance and Better Coordination Needed among Education Offices to Help States Meet the NCLBA Teacher Requirements. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Moua, P. (2009). Differential functions of the kinesin-1 tail in Drosophila melanogaster transport processes.

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
Stewart, J. B. (2016). Hedge Fund Math: Heads or Tails, They Win. New York Times, B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Marx, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Marx, 2000; Chen and Koehler, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Chen and Koehler, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Darveau et al., 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleFrontiers in Endovascular and Interventional Neurology
AbbreviationFront. Neurol.
ISSN (online)1664-2295
ScopeClinical Neurology

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