How to format your references using the Nephron Experimental Nephrology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Nephron Experimental Nephrology. 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
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Derby B. Printing and prototyping of tissues and scaffolds. Science. 2012 Nov;338(6109):921–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Su F, Xu P. Genomic analysis of thermophilic Bacillus coagulans strains: efficient producers for platform bio-chemicals. Sci Rep. 2014 Jan;4:3926.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Spiliotis ET, Kinoshita M, Nelson WJ. A mitotic septin scaffold required for Mammalian chromosome congression and segregation. Science. 2005 Mar;307(5716):1781–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Burrows MT, Schoeman DS, Buckley LB, Moore P, Poloczanska ES, Brander KM, et al. The pace of shifting climate in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Science. 2011 Nov;334(6056):652–5.

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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Bejan A. Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
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Wilson EJ, Hair JF, editors. Proceedings of the 1996 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Matloff G, Bangs C, Johnson L. The Environmental Dilemma: Progress or Collapse? In: Bangs C, Johnson L, editors. Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth. New York, NY: Springer; 2014; pp 45–55.

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 Experimental Nephrology.

Blog post
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Carpineti A. Evidence Of An Ancient Mega-Flood On Mars [Internet]. IFLScience. 2017 Mar

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. Comments on Senate Bill 991, A Bill to Establish a Department of Education. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977.

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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Bonin C. Spatial and temporal characteristics of electromagnetic activity in the brain prior to reaches to visual targets. 2010

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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Pilon M. Tarnish on the Torch. New York Times. 2016 Jul;BR11.

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 Experimental Nephrology
ISSN (online)1660-2129
ScopeGenetics
Physiology
General Medicine
Nephrology

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