How to format your references using the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Clinical 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.
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
[1]
Abbott NL. Applied physics. Colloid science collides with liquid crystals. Science 2013;342:1326–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Seibel BA, Dierssen HM. Ocean science. Animal function at the heart (and gut) of oceanography. Science 2009;323:343–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Zhang Q, Li Y, Tsien RW. The dynamic control of kiss-and-run and vesicular reuse probed with single nanoparticles. Science 2009;323:1448–53.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
von Mering C, Hugenholtz P, Raes J, Tringe SG, Doerks T, Jensen LJ, et al. Quantitative phylogenetic assessment of microbial communities in diverse environments. Science 2007;315:1126–30.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Stolarski TA, Tobe S. Rolling Contacts. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2000.
An edited book
[1]
Valdez T, Vallejo J, editors. Infectious Diseases in Pediatric Otolaryngology: A Practical Guide. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Chan L, Chan L. The Male Patient. In: Chan L, Tse V, editors. Multidisciplinary Care of Urinary Incontinence: A Handbook for Health Professionals, London: Springer; 2013, p. 47–54.

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 Clinical Neuroscience.

Blog post
[1]
Hale T. Photo Of Pigeon Nest Made Out Of Needles Shared By Vancouver Police. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/photo-of-pigeon-nest-made-out-of-needles-shared-by-vancouver-police/ (accessed October 30, 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Technology Transfer: Implementation Status of the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Ochoa-Bontemps RS. Rebuilding the Broken Mirror: An Imaginal Approach to the Multicultural Self. Doctoral dissertation. Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2012.

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
[1]
Hollander S. The Fading of the Green. New York Times 2009:CY1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
AbbreviationJ. Clin. Neurosci.
ISSN (print)0967-5868
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Clinical Neurology
Physiology (medical)
Neurology

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