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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Neurophysiology. 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
Neu U. Is recent major hurricane activity normal? Nature 451: E5; discussion E6, 2008.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chiappe LM, Bertelli S. Palaeontology: skull morphology of giant terror birds. Nature 443: 929, 2006.
A journal article with 3 authors
Manoharan VN, Elsesser MT, Pine DJ. Dense packing and symmetry in small clusters of microspheres. Science 301: 483–487, 2003.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Tio M, Udolph G, Yang X, Chia W. cdc2 links the Drosophila cell cycle and asymmetric division machineries. Nature 409: 1063–1067, 2001.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dormieux L, Kondo D. Micromechanics of Fracture and Damage. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016.
An edited book
Zhiltsov SS, Zonn IS, Kostianoy AG, editors. Oil and Gas Pipelines in the Black-Caspian Seas Region. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Zeng T, Tang C, Liu Y, Qiu J, Zhu M, Dai S, Xiang Y. Mining h-Dimensional Enhanced Semantic Association Rule Based on Immune-Based Gene Expression Programming. In: Web Information Systems – WISE 2006 Workshops: WISE 2006 International Workshops, Wuhan, China, October 23-26, 2006. Proceedings, edited by Feng L, Wang G, Zeng C, Huang R. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2006, p. 49–60.

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 Neurophysiology.

Blog post
Andrew E. There Is Still A Glimmer of Hope for Jade Rabbit [Online]. IFLScience IFLScience2014.https://www.iflscience.com/space/there-still-glimmer-hope-jade-rabbit/ [30 Oct. 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
Government Accountability Office. Motor Vehicle Safety: Selected Rulemakings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 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
Hong AN. A Diastereomeric Strategy in the Construction of Homochiral Metal-Organic Architectures. California State University, Long Beach2017.

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
Brantley B. A Lesson on Slavery With Bite and No Mercy. New York Times : C1, 2016.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Neu 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Chiappe and Bertelli 2006; Neu 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Chiappe and Bertelli 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Tio et al. 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Neurophysiology
AbbreviationJ. Neurophysiol.
ISSN (print)0022-3077
ISSN (online)1522-1598
ScopePhysiology
General Neuroscience

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