How to format your references using the Journal of NeuroInterventional surgery citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of NeuroInterventional surgery. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Torsvik TH. Geology. The Rodinia jigsaw puzzle. Science 2003;300:1379–81.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kim BH, Kwon JW. Plasmon-assisted radiolytic energy conversion in aqueous solutions. Sci Rep 2014;4:5249.
A journal article with 3 authors
Unal E, Kinde B, Amon A. Gametogenesis eliminates age-induced cellular damage and resets life span in yeast. Science 2011;332:1554–7.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wang Y, Cheng H, Edwards RL, et al. The Holocene Asian monsoon: links to solar changes and North Atlantic climate. Science 2005;308:854–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wang J, Wang Q. Body Area Communications. Singapore: : John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd 2012.
An edited book
Belkin M. Strategic ICT Planning in Pathology. New York, NY: : Springer 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Kunche P, Reddy KVVS. Application of Meta-Heuristics to Speech Enhancement. In: Reddy KVVS, ed. Metaheuristic Applications to Speech Enhancement. Cham: : Springer International Publishing 2016. 25–37.

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 NeuroInterventional surgery.

Blog post
Andrew E. Astronomers Spot Retired Massive Galaxies In the Early Universe. IFLScience. 2014. (accessed 30 Oct 2018).


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. Public Transportation: FTA’s Triennial Review Program Has Improved, But Assessments of Grantees’ Performance Could Be Enhanced. Washington, DC: : U.S. Government Printing Office 2009.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Baxter JM. Enantioselective Mannich-type Reactions Promoted by Strained Silane Lewis Acids: Selective Generation of Two Contiguous Stereocenters and Entry into a Novel Class of Pyrrolidines. 2010.

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
McKINLEY J, Mueller B. Glimpses Inside Secretive Sect After Teenager’s Fatal Beating. New York Times. 2015;:A1.

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 NeuroInterventional surgery
AbbreviationJ. Neurointerv. Surg.
ISSN (print)1759-8478
ISSN (online)1759-8486
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Clinical Neurology

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