How to format your references using the Interventional Neurology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for 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.
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
Bard E: Climate change. Out of the African Humid Period. Science 2013;342:808–809.
A journal article with 2 authors
Clark JS, McLachlan JS: Stability of forest biodiversity. Nature 2003;423:635–638.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hess KL, Corda CJ, Lanese KM: SPORE series winner. Science Buddies: advancing informal science education. Science 2011;332:550–551.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Bricelj VM, Connell L, Konoki K, Macquarrie SP, Scheuer T, Catterall WA, et al.: Sodium channel mutation leading to saxitoxin resistance in clams increases risk of PSP. Nature 2005;434:763–767.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Fernandez-Maloigne C, Robert-Inacio F, Macaire L: Digital Color. Hoboken, NJ USA, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012.
An edited book
Schmidt RA (ed): Relations and Kleene Algebra in Computer Science: 9th International Conference on Relational Methods in Computer Science and 4th International Workshop on Applications of Kleene Algebra, RelMiCS/AKA 2006, Manchester, UK, August 29–September 2, 2006. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer, 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Flint DJ, Signori P, Golicic SL: Innovation and Experimentation; in Signori P, Golicic SL (eds): Contemporary Wine Marketing and Supply Chain Management: A Global Perspective. New York, NY, Palgrave Macmillan US, 2016, pp 63–81.

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 Interventional Neurology.

Blog post
Davis J: Zika Virus Detected In Sperm For A Record Six Months After Infection. IFLScience 2016;


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: Postsecondary Education: Multiple Tax Preferences and Title IV Student Aid Programs Create a Complex Education Financing Environment. Washington, DC, U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Dillard C: Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Implementation Science 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
Kelly C: Frugality Can Be Acquired, but It Can’t Be Bought. New York Times 2008;C6.

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 titleInterventional Neurology
AbbreviationInterv. Neurol.
ISSN (print)1664-9737
ISSN (online)1664-5545
ScopeCardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Clinical Neurology

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