How to format your references using the Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy. 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
Goodenough, J.B., 2000. Oxide-ion conductors by design. Nature 404, 821, 823.
A journal article with 2 authors
Silberzahn, R., Uhlmann, E.L., 2015. Crowdsourced research: Many hands make tight work. Nature 526, 189–191.
A journal article with 3 authors
Taylor, A.H., Allen, J.I., Clark, P.A., 2002. Extraction of a weak climatic signal by an ecosystem. Nature 416, 629–632.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Grigera, T.S., Martín-Mayor, V., Parisi, G., Verrocchio, P., 2003. Phonon interpretation of the “boson peak” in supercooled liquids. Nature 422, 289–292.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Schoon, N., 2016. Modern Islamic Banking. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Sagiv, M. (Ed.), 2005. Programming Languages and Systems: 14th European Symposium on Programming, ESOP 2005, Held as Part of the Joint European Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2005, Edinburgh, UK, April 4-8, 2005. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Erzin, A.I., Plotnikov, R.V., 2011. Wireless Sensor Network’s Lifetime Maximization Problem in Case of Given Set of Covers, in: Murgante, B., Gervasi, O., Iglesias, A., Taniar, D., Apduhan, B.O. (Eds.), Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2011: International Conference, Santander, Spain, June 20-23, 2011. Proceedings, Part V, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 44–57.

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 Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy.

Blog post
Hamilton, K., 2014. Neil deGrasse Tyson Shares Some Awesome Advice With Six-Year-Old Child [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 2017. Internet of Things: Communities Deploy Projects by Combining Federal Support with Other Funds and Expertise (No. GAO-17-570). 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
Tarar, W.A., 2008. A New Finite Element Procedure for Fatigue Life Predictionand High Strain Rate Assessment of Cold Worked Advanced High Strength Steel (Doctoral dissertation). Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

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
Chapman, M.M., Maynard, M., 2010. Thousands Line Up at Ballpark For Farewell to Voice of Tigers. New York Times B12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Goodenough, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Goodenough, 2000; Silberzahn and Uhlmann, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Silberzahn and Uhlmann, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Grigera et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
AbbreviationJ. Chem. Neuroanat.
ISSN (print)0891-0618
ScopeCellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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