How to format your references using the International Journal of Neonatal Screening citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Neonatal Screening. 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
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Rachman, S. Cleaning damned spots from the obsessive mind. Nature 2013, 503, 7.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Matsumoto, M.; Hikosaka, O. Lateral habenula as a source of negative reward signals in dopamine neurons. Nature 2007, 447, 1111–1115.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Santos, N.C.; Benz, W.; Mayor, M. Extrasolar planets: constraints for planet formation models. Science 2005, 310, 251–255.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Thomas, D.W.; Blondel, J.; Perret, P.; Lambrechts, M.M.; Speakman, J.R. Energetic and fitness costs of mismatching resource supply and demand in seasonally breeding birds. Science 2001, 291, 2598–2600.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Walkenbach, J. John Walkenbach’s Favorite Excel® 2010 Tips & Tricks; Wiley Publishing, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2010; ISBN 9781118257647.
An edited book
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Statistical Tools for Finance and Insurance; Cizek, P., Härdle, W.K., Weron, R., Eds.; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011; ISBN 9783642180613.
A chapter in an edited book
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Muller, T.; Liu, Y.; Mauw, S.; Zhang, J. On Robustness of Trust Systems. In Trust Management VIII: 8th IFIP WG 11.11 International Conference, IFIPTM 2014, Singapore, July 7-10, 2014. Proceedings; Zhou, J., Gal-Oz, N., Zhang, J., Gudes, E., Eds.; IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2014; pp. 44–60 ISBN 9783662438121.

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 International Journal of Neonatal Screening.

Blog post
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Taub, B. Paralyzed Monkeys Walk Again Thanks To Brain Implant Available online: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/paralyzed-monkeys-walk-again-thanks-brain-implant/ (accessed on Oct 30, 2018).

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
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Government Accountability Office Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Highway Trust Fund Excise Taxes; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 2006;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Gogri, D. Effect of Water Hardness on Adsorption of Lead From Aqueous Solutions Using Douglas Fir Biochar. Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University: Mississippi State, MS, 2017.

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
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Seltzer, M. Doctor in the House. New York Times 2017, 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 titleInternational Journal of Neonatal Screening
AbbreviationInt. J. Neonatal Screen.
ISSN (online)2409-515X
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