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
Veltman C. (2003) Genesis of a high-tech hub. Nature 426, 700–704.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gabel H. W., Greenberg M. E. (2013) Genetics. The maturing brain methylome. Science 341, 626–627.
A journal article with 3 authors
Shelby R. A., Smith D. R., Schultz S. (2001) Experimental verification of a negative index of refraction. Science 292, 77–79.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Lathem W. W., Price P. A., Miller V. L., Goldman W. E. (2007) A plasminogen-activating protease specifically controls the development of primary pneumonic plague. Science 315, 509–513.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sadr A. (2009) Interest Rate Swaps and Their Derivatives. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Klein F. (2012) The Theory of the Top Volume III: Perturbations. Astronomical and Geophysical Applications, (Sommerfeld A., ed). Birkhäuser, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
Schubert K.-D. (2012) Verification Challenges of Workload Optimized Hardware Systems, in Hardware and Software: Verification and Testing: 7th International Haifa Verification Conference, HVC 2011, Haifa, Israel, December 6-8, 2011, Revised Selected Papers, (Eder K., Lourenço J., Shehory O., eds), pp. 4–4. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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
Andrew D. (2016) What Your Pee And Poo Colour Says About Your Health. 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 (1990) Airline Competition: Passenger Facility Charges Can Provide an Independent Source of Funding for Airport Expansion and Improvement Projects. 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
Ramirez C. (2017) A Policy Analysis: Assembly Bill 1421 or Laura’s Law. 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
Leland J. (2016) Ground Zero, Deluged. New York Times, MB4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Veltman 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Veltman 2003; Gabel and Greenberg 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Gabel and Greenberg 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Lathem et al. 2007)

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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