How to format your references using the Neotropical Entomology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Neotropical Entomology. 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
Perkel JM (2015) Eight ways to clean a digital library. Nature 527:123–124
A journal article with 2 authors
Mukhopadhyay S, Linstedt AD (2012) Manganese blocks intracellular trafficking of Shiga toxin and protects against Shiga toxicosis. Science 335:332–335
A journal article with 3 authors
Wiser MJ, Ribeck N, Lenski RE (2013) Long-term dynamics of adaptation in asexual populations. Science 342:1364–1367
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Tripathi S, Rana R, Kumar S, et al (2014) Ferromagnetic CaRuO3. Sci Rep 4:3877

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Windom CA Sr, Gaidhani H, Fontana A (2010) Virtualizing. Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, USA
An edited book
Rossi E (2016) Assessing Relative Valuation in Equity Markets: Bridging Research and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London
A chapter in an edited book
Alberts DS, Clouser MC (2010) Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy: Phase III Trials. In: Alberts DS, Clouser MC, Hess LM (eds) Intraperitoneal Therapy for Ovarian Cancer. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 37–50

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 Neotropical Entomology.

Blog post
Andrew E (2014) Tesla Release Electric Car Patents To Public. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/tesla-release-electric-car-patents-public/. Accessed 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 (1974) Inquiry About the Research Grant To Develop a Portable Computer To Record Traffic Information for Verifying the Accuracy of Charges for Telecommunications Service. 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
Brandon GL (2017) Mendelssohn’s Public Statement of Faith: “Lobgesang” as Christian Witness. Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona

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
Barry D (2011) A Singular Moment, And a Mix of Emotion Stored for a Decade. New York Times F9

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Perkel 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Mukhopadhyay and Linstedt 2012; Perkel 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Mukhopadhyay and Linstedt 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Tripathi et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleNeotropical Entomology
AbbreviationNeotrop. Entomol.
ISSN (print)1519-566X
ISSN (online)1678-8052
ScopeInsect Science

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