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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Kerr RA (2000) SAVING KYOTO: A Well-Intentioned Cleanup Gets Mixed Reviews. Science 290:921
A journal article with 2 authors
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Galonić DP, Gin DY (2007) Chemical glycosylation in the synthesis of glycoconjugate antitumour vaccines. Nature 446:1000–1007
A journal article with 3 authors
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Bai S, Xu Q, Qin Y (2013) Vibration driven vehicle inspired from grass spike. Sci Rep 3:1851
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Panowski SH, Wolff S, Aguilaniu H, et al (2007) PHA-4/Foxa mediates diet-restriction-induced longevity of C. elegans. Nature 447:550–555

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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Marti P (2014) Baustatik. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, D-69451 Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Fleischer R, Trippen G (2005) Algorithms and Computation: 15th International Symposium, ISAAC 2004, Hong Kong, China, December 20-22, 2004. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Degrave F, Vanhoof W (2008) Towards a Normal Form for Mercury Programs. In: King A (ed) Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation: 17th International Symposium, LOPSTR 2007, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark, August 23-24, 2007, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 43–58

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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Davis J (2015) Where Have All Earth’s Impact Craters Gone? In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/all-earths-large-impact-craters-already-discovered/. 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 (1997) Airport Financing: Compliance With Federal Grant Requirements. 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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Gu P (2017) Advanced Nonlinear Control and Estimation Methods for AC Power Generation Systems. 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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Schwirtz M, Rashbaum WK (2017) Rikers Deemed Too Dangerous For Inmates Outside New York. New York Times A1

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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