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
Wetherbee R (2002) Biomineralization. The diatom glasshouse. Science 298:547
A journal article with 2 authors
Rohde RA, Muller RA (2005) Cycles in fossil diversity. Nature 434:208–210
A journal article with 3 authors
Nosil P, Crespi BJ, Sandoval CP (2002) Host-plant adaptation drives the parallel evolution of reproductive isolation. Nature 417:440–443
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Feng X, Fu B, Lu N, et al (2013) How ecological restoration alters ecosystem services: an analysis of carbon sequestration in China’s Loess Plateau. Sci Rep 3:2846

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Barquinha P, Martins R, Pereira L, Fortunato E (2012) Transparent Oxide Electronics. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Ourselin S, Alexander DC, Westin C-F, Cardoso MJ (eds) (2015) Information Processing in Medical Imaging: 24th International Conference, IPMI 2015, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Isle of Skye, UK, June 28 - July 3, 2015, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Leibrandt K, Lorenz T, Nierhoff T, Hirche S (2013) Modelling Human Gameplay at Pool and Countering It with an Anthropomorphic Robot. In: Herrmann G, Pearson MJ, Lenz A, et al. (eds) Social Robotics: 5th International Conference, ICSR 2013, Bristol, UK, October 27-29, 2013, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 30–39

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
Carpineti A (2017) NASA Solves The Andromeda X-Ray Mystery. In: IFLScience. 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 (2007) Information Technology: Homeland Security Information Network Needs to Be Better Coordinated with Key State and Local Initiatives. 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
Murray RW (2010) The Florida Migrant Education Program: An analysis of programmatic and expenditure practices. Doctoral dissertation, Florida Atlantic 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
Davidson A (2012) God Save the British Economy. New York Times MM18

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wetherbee 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Wetherbee 2002; Rohde and Muller 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Rohde and Muller 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Feng et al. 2013)

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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