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 (JoN). 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
Stone R. (2000) U.S.-RUSSIA TIES: Spy Conviction Strains Science Collaborations. Science 290, 2043–2045.
A journal article with 2 authors
Steel W. H., Walker R. A. (2003) Measuring dipolar width across liquid-liquid interfaces with “molecular rulers.” Nature 424, 296–299.
A journal article with 3 authors
Villar G., Graham A. D., Bayley H. (2013) A tissue-like printed material. Science 340, 48–52.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Intlekofer A. M., Shih A. H., Wang B., Nazir A., Rustenburg A. S., Albanese S. K., Patel M., et al. (2018) Acquired resistance to IDH inhibition through trans or cis dimer-interface mutations. Nature 559, 125–129.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bar-Eli M., Plessner H., Raab M. (2011) Judgement, Decision Making and Success in Sport. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Dalkilic M. M., Kim S., Yang J., eds (2006) Data Mining and Bioinformatics: First International Workshop, VDMB 2006, Seoul, Korea, September 11, 2006, Revised Selected Papers, Vol. 4316: Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Gonçalves R. C., Pereira J., Jiménez-Peris R. (2016) An RDMA Middleware for Asynchronous Multi-stage Shuffling in Analytical Processing, in Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems: 16th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference, DAIS 2016, Held as Part of the 11th International Federated Conference on Distributed Computing Techniques, DisCoTec 2016, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 6-9, 2016, Proceedings, (Jelasity M., Kalyvianaki E., eds), pp. 61–74. Springer International Publishing, Cham.

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
Taub B. (2016) Music’s Effect On The Brain May Be Controlled By Dopamine Genes. 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 (1981) Small Businesses and Innovation, Small Business Research Conference. 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
Honnold J. L. (2012) Toward a Working Theory of Neurorhetorics. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

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
Kasich J. (2017) End Partisan Warfare on Health Care. New York Times, A31.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wadman 2005).
This sentence cites two references (de Chadarevian 2003; Sanderson 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Steel and Walker 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Soliman et al. 2014)

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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