How to format your references using the Nephron citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Nephron. 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
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Cibelli J. Developmental biology. A decade of cloning mystique. Science. 2007 May;316(5827):990–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
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De Yoreo JJ, Dove PM. Materials science. Shaping crystals with biomolecules. Science. 2004 Nov;306(5700):1301–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Burke MD, Berger EM, Schreiber SL. Generating diverse skeletons of small molecules combinatorially. Science. 2003 Oct;302(5645):613–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Pethe K, Alonso S, Biet F, Delogu G, Brennan MJ, Locht C, et al. The heparin-binding haemagglutinin of M. tuberculosis is required for extrapulmonary dissemination. Nature. 2001 Jul;412(6843):190–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Hartfuß H-J, Geist T. Fusion Plasma Diagnostics with mm-Waves. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2013.
An edited book
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Stalmashonak A. Ultra-Short Pulsed Laser Engineered Metal-Glass Nanocomposites. Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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Brewer HB. High-Density Lipoprotein Metabolism. In: Grundy SM, editor. Atlas of Atherosclerosis and Metabolic Syndrome. New York, NY: Springer; 2011; pp 93–111.

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 Nephron.

Blog post
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Andrew D. How Feasible Are Elon Musk’s Plans To Settle On Mars? A Planetary Scientist Explains [Internet]. IFLScience. 2016 Oct [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/how-feasible-are-elon-musks-plans-to-settle-on-mars-a-planetary-scientist-explains/

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
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Government Accountability Office. Automatic Data Processing Activity in the Feed Materials Production Center, Fernald, Ohio. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1975.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Holmberg MB. Alternative nitrogen for subsequent southern switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) production using cool-season legumes. 2014

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
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Hollander S. Player’s Dream Takes a Detour in the Bronx. New York Times. 2000 Aug;D8.

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 titleNephron
ISSN (print)1660-8151
ISSN (online)2235-3186
Scope

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