How to format your references using the Invertebrate Neuroscience citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Invertebrate Neuroscience. 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
Fields HL (2014) Neuroscience. More pain; less gain. Science 345:513–514
A journal article with 2 authors
Tumer EC, Brainard MS (2007) Performance variability enables adaptive plasticity of “crystallized” adult birdsong. Nature 450:1240–1244
A journal article with 3 authors
O’Riordan M, Moors MA, Portnoy DA (2003) Listeria intracellular growth and virulence require host-derived lipoic acid. Science 302:462–464
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Beltran-Garcia MJ, White JF Jr, Prado FM, et al (2014) Nitrogen acquisition in Agave tequilana from degradation of endophytic bacteria. Sci Rep 4:6938

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lee JC, McCormick NJ (2011) Risk and Safety Analysis of Nuclear Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Pereira F, Machado P, Costa E, Cardoso A (eds) (2015) Progress in Artificial Intelligence: 17th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, EPIA 2015, Coimbra, Portugal, September 8-11, 2015. Proceedings, 1st ed. 2015. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Peterson MP (2007) Elements of Multimedia Cartography. In: Cartwright W, Peterson MP, Gartner G (eds) Multimedia Cartography. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 63–73

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 Invertebrate Neuroscience.

Blog post
Andrews R (2016) NASA Is Using “Martian Gardens” To Learn How To Farm On The Red Planet. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/nasa-is-using-martian-gardens-to-learn-how-to-farm-on-the-red-planet/. Accessed 30 Oct 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
Government Accountability Office (1991) Transportation Infrastructure: Highway Program Consolidation. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Jones JD (2013) Parental attachment style: Links with parent and adolescent perceptions of parenting and observed secure base behaviors. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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 R (1994) “Have One Hard Cry. Then Stanch the Grief.” New York Times 79

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Fields 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Tumer and Brainard 2007; Fields 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Tumer and Brainard 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Beltran-Garcia et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleInvertebrate Neuroscience
AbbreviationInvert. Neurosci.
ISSN (print)1354-2516
ISSN (online)1439-1104
ScopeCellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Developmental Neuroscience

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