How to format your references using the Neuroepigenetics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Neuroepigenetics. 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
Bloch, I., 2008. Quantum coherence and entanglement with ultracold atoms in optical lattices. Nature 453, 1016–1022.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kippenberg, T.J., Vahala, K.J., 2008. Cavity optomechanics: back-action at the mesoscale. Science 321, 1172–1176.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wigginton, N., Yeston, J., Malakoff, D., 2012. Working with waste. More treasure than trash. Introduction. Science 337, 662–663.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Bailey, S.M., Cornforth, M.N., Kurimasa, A., Chen, D.J., Goodwin, E.H., 2001. Strand-specific postreplicative processing of mammalian telomeres. Science 293, 2462–2465.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mazar Madjar, H., 2016. Radio Spectrum Management. John Wiley &;#38; Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Battisti, C., 2016. An Introduction to Disturbance Ecology: A Road Map for Wildlife Management and Conservation, Environmental Science and Engineering. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Molyneaux, B.L., 2006. Topographical Scale as Ideological and Practical Affordance: The Case of Devils Tower, in: Molyneaux, B.L. (Ed.), Confronting Scale in Archaeology: Issues of Theory and Practice. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp. 67–76.

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 Neuroepigenetics.

Blog post
Hale, T., 2017. Fukushima Is Turning Into A Robot Graveyard After Multiple Probe Failures [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1996. Tax Systems Modernization: Management and Technical Weaknesses Must Be Overcome To Achieve Success (No. T-AIMD-96-75). 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
Shaker, M., 2015. Design of Front End Circuits for a Low Power Ultra Wide Band Receiver (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
Kelly, M., 1992. THE TRANSITION: The New Team; Clinton Forming Tight Ethics Guides for Transition and Staff Aides. New York Times A22.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Bloch, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Bloch, 2008; Kippenberg and Vahala, 2008).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Kippenberg and Vahala, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Bailey et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleNeuroepigenetics
ISSN (print)2214-7845
Biological Psychiatry
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience
Developmental Neuroscience

Other styles