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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Silver LM (2001) What are clones? Nature 412:21
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ganachaud A, Wunsch C (2000) Improved estimates of global ocean circulation, heat transport and mixing from hydrographic data. Nature 408:453–457
A journal article with 3 authors
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Schroeder JI, Kwak JM, Allen GJ (2001) Guard cell abscisic acid signalling and engineering drought hardiness in plants. Nature 410:327–330
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Bester AC, Kafri M, Maoz K, Kerem B (2013) Infection with retroviral vectors leads to perturbed DNA replication increasing vector integrations into fragile sites. Sci Rep 3:2189

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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van Bosse JG (2002) Signaling in Telecommunication Networks. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA
An edited book
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Sipes JL (2013) Creating Green Roadways: Integrating Cultural, Natural, and Visual Resources into Transportation. Island Press/Center for Resource Economics, Washington, DC
A chapter in an edited book
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Mubayi D, Verstraëte J (2016) A survey of Turán problems for expansions. In: Beveridge A, Griggs JR, Hogben L, et al (eds) Recent Trends in Combinatorics. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 117–143

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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Andrew E (2015) LightSail Loses Contact Thanks To Software Glitch. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/software-glitch-halts-solar-sail/. 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 (1998) Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments. 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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Eldridge RL (2012) A Comparative Quantitative Study of Private College Audit Fee Behavior in a Highly Regulated Environment. Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral 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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Grynbaum MM (2017) A Network vs. the President. New York Times 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 titleNeurochemical Research
AbbreviationNeurochem. Res.
ISSN (print)0364-3190
ISSN (online)1573-6903
ScopeBiochemistry
General Medicine
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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