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
Greaves M. Retrospective. Janet Rowley (1925-2013). Science. 2014 Feb;343(6171):626.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lee MCS, Schekman R. Cell biology. BAR domains go on a bender. Science. 2004 Jan;303(5657):479–80.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pertsinidis A, Zhang Y, Chu S. Subnanometre single-molecule localization, registration and distance measurements. Nature. 2010 Jul;466(7306):647–51.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Fan C, Jin Y, Li J, Dong X. A novel stable binary BeB₂ phase [corrected]. Sci Rep. 2014 Nov;4:6993.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bernstein L, Yuhas CM. Trustworthy Systems through Quantitative Software Engineering. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
Baltan S, Carmichael ST, Matute C, Xi G, Zhang JH, editors. White Matter Injury in Stroke and CNS Disease. New York, NY: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Villa P, Lenoir M. Hunting and Hunting Weapons of the Lower and Middle Paleolithic of Europe. In: Hublin J-J, Richards MP, editors. The Evolution of Hominin Diets: Integrating Approaches to the Study of Palaeolithic Subsistence. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009; pp 59–85.

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
Hamilton K. Humpback Whale Breaches Practically On Top Of Kayakers [Internet]. IFLScience. 2015 Sep


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 the Research Fleet of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
France KA. Triadic Supervision: An Exploration of Supervisors’ Perceptions, Experiences and Practices. 2015

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
Saslow L. New Charter School Will Be Island’s 4th. New York Times. 2008 Oct;LI1.

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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