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
Stocking MA (2003) Tropical soils and food security: the next 50 years. Science 302:1356–1359
A journal article with 2 authors
Pitt JN, Ferré-D’Amaré AR (2010) Rapid construction of empirical RNA fitness landscapes. Science 330:376–379
A journal article with 3 authors
Lavrov AN, Komiya S, Ando Y (2002) Magnetic shape-memory effects in a crystal. Nature 418:385–386
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Colantonio JR, Vermot J, Wu D, et al (2009) The dynein regulatory complex is required for ciliary motility and otolith biogenesis in the inner ear. Nature 457:205–209

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hopp V (2000) Grundlagen der Life Sciences. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG
An edited book
Pasieka JL, Lee JA (eds) (2015) Surgical Endocrinopathies: Clinical Management and the Founding Figures. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Arndt M, Berns K (2012) Mobile Robots in Smart Environments: The Current Situation. In: Levi P, Zweigle O, Häußermann K, Eckstein B (eds) Autonomous Mobile Systems 2012: 22. Fachgespräch Stuttgart, 26. bis 28. September 2012. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 39–47

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
Andrew E (2015) The VW Scandal Exposes The High Tech Control Of Engine Emissions. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/vw-scandal-exposes-high-tech-control-engine-emissions/. 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 (1992) Department of Education Grant Award. 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
Rosenfeld EG (2009) The ascent of women to senior leadership positions in the financial services industry: A phenomenological study. Doctoral dissertation, Capella University

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
Vecsey G (2016) In Rejection of Steinbrenner, the Hall Adopts His Brashness. New York Times D8

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Stocking 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Stocking 2003; Pitt and Ferré-D’Amaré 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Pitt and Ferré-D’Amaré 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Colantonio et al. 2009)

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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