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
Horton B (2000) Universities encourage industrialists to come back to their roots. Nature 404:793–794
A journal article with 2 authors
Yonezawa T, Hasegawa M (2010) Was the universal common ancestry proved? Nature 468:E9; discussion E10
A journal article with 3 authors
Kamat SS, Williams HJ, Raushel FM (2011) Intermediates in the transformation of phosphonates to phosphate by bacteria. Nature 480:570–573
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Chandrashekar J, Hoon MA, Ryba NJP, Zuker CS (2006) The receptors and cells for mammalian taste. Nature 444:288–294

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rogstad DH, Mileant A, Pham TT (2005) Antenna Arraying Techniques in the Deep Space Network. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Hughes D (2016) The New Music Industries: Disruption and Discovery. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Tochigi E, Zepeda E, Wenk H-R, Minor AM (2016) In Situ TEM Observation of Twinning, Detwinning and Retwinning in Quartz. In: Prorok BC, Starman L (eds) MEMS and Nanotechnology, Volume 5: Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 31–34

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
Andrews R (2017) Scientists Are Going To March On Washington. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/science-are-going-march-washington/. 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 (1994) National Highway System: Refinements Would Strengthen the System. 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
Choi Y (2012) Three essays on econometrics. Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University

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
Cooper M, Walsh MW (2010) MOUNTING DEBTS BY STATES STOKE FEARS OF CRISIS. New York Times A1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Horton 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Horton 2000; Yonezawa and Hasegawa 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Yonezawa and Hasegawa 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Chandrashekar et al. 2006)

About the journal

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

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