How to format your references using the Neurochemical Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Neurochemical Research. 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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Grayson M (2015) Assessing science. Nature 520:S1
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ionescu AM, Riel H (2011) Tunnel field-effect transistors as energy-efficient electronic switches. Nature 479:329–337
A journal article with 3 authors
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Chen Z, Yang H, Pavletich NP (2008) Mechanism of homologous recombination from the RecA-ssDNA/dsDNA structures. Nature 453:489–484
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Wisotzki L, Bacon R, Brinchmann J, et al (2018) Nearly all the sky is covered by Lyman-α emission around high-redshift galaxies. Nature 562:229–232

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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Kobilinsky L, Liotti TF, Oeser-Sweat J (2004) DNA: Forensic and Legal Applications. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Xu KS, Reitter D, Lee D, Osgood N (2016) Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Modeling: 9th International Conference, SBP-BRiMS 2016, Washington, DC, USA, June 28 - July 1, 2016, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Dien NK, Hieu TT, Thinh TN (2014) Memory-Based Multi-pattern Signature Scanning for ClamAV Antivirus. In: Dang TK, Wagner R, Neuhold E, et al (eds) Future Data and Security Engineering: First International Conference, FDSE 2014, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, November 19-21, 2014, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 58–70

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 Neurochemical Research.

Blog post
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Luntz S (2014) Sensing Gravity With Acid. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/sensing-gravity-acid/. 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
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Government Accountability Office (1992) Space Station: Resolving Conflict Over Integration Contractor’s Role. 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
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Osifalujo A (2015) Code-switching in Working African Americans: Internalized Racism, Minority Status, and Organizational Commitment. Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois 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
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Card J (2017) Breathtaking Beauty. New York Times TR7

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 titleNeurochemical Research
AbbreviationNeurochem. Res.
ISSN (print)0364-3190
ISSN (online)1573-6903
ScopeBiochemistry
General Medicine
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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