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
Jia H (2015) Alliances for scientific success. Nature 528:S187-9
A journal article with 2 authors
Rodell CB, Burdick JA (2014) Materials science: Radicals promote magnetic gel assembly. Nature 514:574–575
A journal article with 3 authors
Mullen KT, Kim YJ, Gheiratmand M (2014) Contrast normalization in colour vision: the effect of luminance contrast on colour contrast detection. Sci Rep 4:7350
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Yang G, Nagel DH, Feschotte C, et al (2009) Tuned for transposition: molecular determinants underlying the hyperactivity of a Stowaway MITE. Science 325:1391–1394

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pagliaro M (2010) Nano-Age. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
Green K, Mews C (2011) Virtue Ethics for Women 1250-1500. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Szabó G, Szolnoki A, Vukov J (2010) Mechanisms Supporting Cooperation for the Evolutionary Prisoner’s Dilemma Games. In: Basu B, Chakravarty SR, Chakrabarti BK, Gangopadhyay K (eds) Econophysics and Economics of Games, Social Choices and Quantitative Techniques. Springer, Milano, pp 24–31

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
Andrew E (2015) Water-Saving Tap Makes Pretty Patterns. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (1979) Grumman Corporation Computer Software Development Costs and Licensing Fees Paid by the Government. 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
Atchison D (2017) An Examination of Educational Equity: The Impact of Accountability and Finance Reform Policies. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington 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
Billard M (2010) Looking Hot When It’s Cold. New York Times E7

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
General Medicine
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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