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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Russo E. Putting politics back into science. Nature. 2002 Feb;415(6874):4–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Grimmer MR, Costello JF. Cancer: Oncogene brought into the loop. Nature. 2016 Jan;529(7584):34–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Childers SE, Ciufo S, Lovley DR. Geobacter metallireducens accesses insoluble Fe(III) oxide by chemotaxis. Nature. 2002 Apr;416(6882):767–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Lemon B, Inouye C, King DS, Tjian R. Selectivity of chromatin-remodelling cofactors for ligand-activated transcription. Nature. 2001;414(6866):924–8.

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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Caferro W. Contesting the Renaissance. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2010.
An edited book
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Blowey J, Jensen M, editors. Frontiers in Numerical Analysis - Durham 2010. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
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Norguet J-P, Zimányi E, Steinberger R. Semantic Analysis of Web Site Audience by Integrating Web Usage Mining and Web Content Mining. In: Ting I-H, Wu H-J, editors. Web Mining Applications in E-commerce and E-services. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009; pp 65–80.

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. Second Detection Heralds The Era Of Gravitational Wave Astronomy [Internet]. IFLScience. 2016 Jun

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. Information Technology Investment Management: A Framework for Assessing and Improving Process Maturity (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by GAO-04-394G). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2000.

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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Shirley A. Connecting foster children with their siblings within a summer camp setting: A grant proposal. 2012

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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Forsythe M, Stevenson A. Murky Firm Is Behind A Donation Of $18 Billion. New York Times. 2017 Jul;B1.

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
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