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
Wisdom, J. (2003). Swimming in spacetime: motion by cyclic changes in body shape. Science 299, 1865–1869.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sachs, J. P., and Anderson, R. F. (2005). Increased productivity in the subantarctic ocean during Heinrich events. Nature 434, 1118–1121.
A journal article with 3 authors
Weiss, E., Kislev, M. E., and Hartmann, A. (2006). Anthropology. Autonomous cultivation before domestication. Science 312, 1608–1610.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Deng, X., Zhang, Z., Tang, G., Fan, Z., Zhu, H., and Yang, C. (2014). Edge contact dependent spin transport for n-type doping zigzag-graphene with asymmetric edge hydrogenation. Sci. Rep. 4, 4038.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Schulze, V. (2005). Modern Mechanical Surface Treatment. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Vellema, S. ed. (2011). Transformation and sustainability in agriculture: Connecting practice with social theory. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers.
A chapter in an edited book
Ridgway, A., Quiñones, G., and Li, L. (2015). “Dimensions of Play Activity,” in Early Childhood Pedagogical Play: A Cultural-Historical Interpretation Using Visual Methodology, eds. G. Quiñones and L. Li (Singapore: Springer), 47–68.

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. (2014). You Could Be Flying In A Windowless Plane Within A Decade. 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 (1974). Problems of the Upward Bound Program in Preparing Disadvantaged Students for a Postsecondary Education. 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
Davis, J. A. (2011). Demobilizing the Minors: Examining Compliance with International Child Soldiering Laws.

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
Billard, M. (2013). The Gossip Just Won’t Stop. New York Times, E5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wisdom, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Sachs and Anderson, 2005; Wisdom, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Sachs and Anderson, 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Deng et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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