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
Tsai JW (2015) The M.D.-Ph.D. double agent. Science 350:1434
A journal article with 2 authors
Green DR, Kroemer G (2009) Cytoplasmic functions of the tumour suppressor p53. Nature 458:1127–1130
A journal article with 3 authors
Groisman A, Enzelberger M, Quake SR (2003) Microfluidic memory and control devices. Science 300:955–958
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Lin Y, Skaff H, Emrick T, et al (2003) Nanoparticle assembly and transport at liquid-liquid interfaces. Science 299:226–229

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Köhler M (2005) Nanotechnologie. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG
An edited book
Raghavendra P, Raskhodnikova S, Jansen K, Rolim JDP (eds) (2013) Approximation, Randomization, and Combinatorial Optimization. Algorithms and Techniques: 16th International Workshop, APPROX 2013, and 17th International Workshop, RANDOM 2013, Berkeley, CA, USA, August 21-23, 2013. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Porto F, da Silva VFV, Dutra ML, Schulze B (2006) An Adaptive Distributed Query Processing Grid Service. In: Pierson J-M (ed) Data Management in Grids: First VLDB Workshop, DMG 2005, Trondheim, Norway, September 2-3, 2005, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 45–57

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 (2014) Caterpillar uses toxic breath as a defense mechanism. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/caterpillar-uses-toxic-breath-defense-mechanism/. 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) Perkins Student Loans: Options That Could Make the Program More Financially Independent. 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
Barrie DB (2010) On the interaction of wind energy with climate and weather. 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
Vecsey G (2011) Left on the Sideline as an Underdog Celebrates. New York Times D7

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Tsai 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Green and Kroemer 2009; Tsai 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Green and Kroemer 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Lin et al. 2003)

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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