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
Moore P. Antibodies where you want them. Nature. 2003 Dec;426(6967):729.
A journal article with 2 authors
Smetacek V, Zingone A. Green and golden seaweed tides on the rise. Nature. 2013 Dec;504(7478):84–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
McMahon SM, Miller KH, Drake J. Social science and ecology. Networking tips for social scientists and ecologists. Science. 2001 Aug;293(5535):1604–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Lyamin O, Pryaslova J, Lance V, Siegel J. Animal behaviour: continuous activity in cetaceans after birth. Nature. 2005 Jun;435(7046):1177.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mead JM, Gruneberg S. Programme Procurement in Construction. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2013.
An edited book
Lu X-B, editor. Carbon Dioxide and Organometallics. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Ramtal D, Dobre A. The Laws Governing Motion. In: Dobre A, editor. The Essential Guide to Physics for Flash Games, Animation, and Simulations. Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2011; pp 135–56.

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. Researchers Unravel The Mysteries Of The Basque People [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. Federally Leased Vehicles: Agencies Should Strengthen Assessment Processes to Reduce Underutilized Vehicles. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2016.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Razzaghi M. Quantum Tunneling in Hydride Transfer Reactions in Solution. 2013

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
Barron J. After Election, More New Yorkers Are Telling Volunteer Groups, ‘I Can Help.’ New York Times. 2017 Jul;A14.

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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