How to format your references using the Journal of Neurochemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Neurochemistry. 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
Ekeland I. I. (2000) Mathematics. Curves and numbers. Nature 405, 748–749.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zitvogel L., Kroemer G. (2015) Cancer: Antibodies regulate antitumour immunity. Nature 521, 35–37.
A journal article with 3 authors
Depew M. J., Lufkin T., Rubenstein J. L. R. (2002) Specification of jaw subdivisions by Dlx genes. Science 298, 381–385.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Nakamura F., Sakaki M., Yamanaka Y., Tamaru S., Suzuki T., Maeno Y. (2013) Electric-field-induced metal maintained by current of the Mott insulator Ca2RuO4. Sci. Rep. 3, 2536.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Crook T., Kemp P. A. (2010) Transforming Private Landlords. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Boukas E. K., Malhamé R. P., eds (2005) Analysis, Control and Optimization of Complex Dynamic Systems. Springer US, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
Xu X. M., Jackson D. (2012) Cell-to-Cell Movement of Homeodomain Transcription Factors: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, in Short and Long Distance Signaling, (Kragler F., Hülskamp M., eds), pp. 87–98. Springer, New York, NY.

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 Neurochemistry.

Blog post
Evans K. (2017) Current Impact Of Climate Change On Threatened Species Hugely Underestimated. IFLScience.


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 (2004) Data Mining: Federal Efforts Cover a Wide Range of Uses. 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
Kluck M. C. (2017) You are What You Read: Participation and Emancipation Problematized in Habacuc’s “Exposición #1.” California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Greenhouse L. (2007) Justices Seem to Support How State Selects Judges. New York Times, B3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ekeland 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Ekeland 2000; Zitvogel and Kroemer 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Zitvogel and Kroemer 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Nakamura et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Neurochemistry
AbbreviationJ. Neurochem.
ISSN (print)0022-3042
ISSN (online)1471-4159
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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