How to format your references using the neurogenetics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for neurogenetics. 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
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Wyatt T (2007) High-energy colliders and the rise of the standard model. Nature 448:274–280
A journal article with 2 authors
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Jung H, Karato S (2001) Water-induced fabric transitions in olivine. Science 293:1460–1463
A journal article with 3 authors
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Weidinger M, Møller P, Fynbo JPU (2004) The Lyman-alpha glow of gas falling into the dark matter halo of a z = 3 galaxy. Nature 430:999–1001
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Ahluwalia J, Tinker A, Clapp LH, et al (2004) The large-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ channel is essential for innate immunity. Nature 427:853–858

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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Law H (2013) The Psychology of Coaching, Mentoring and Learning. John Wiley & Sons, Oxford
An edited book
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Lee S-W, Li SZ (2007) Advances in Biometrics: International Conference, ICB 2007, Seoul, Korea, August 27-29, 2007. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Kalogeras N, Pennings JME, Dijk G van, van der Lans IA (2007) The Structure of Marketing Cooperatives. In: Nilsson J (ed) Vertical Markets and Cooperative Hierarchies: The Role of Cooperatives in the Agri-Food Industry. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 73–92

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 neurogenetics.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2015) Wild Chimps In Uganda Have Learned To Look Both Ways When Crossing The Roads. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/humans-wild-chimps-uganda-look-both-ways-when-crossing-roads/. 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 (2012) Flexible Funding Continues to Play a Role in Supporting State and Local Transportation Priorities. 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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Bai H (2017) Cognitive processes of prioritization in multitasking. Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State 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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Kelly C (2013) Covering the Rising Cost of Long-Term Care. New York Times F3

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 titleneurogenetics
AbbreviationNeurogenetics
ISSN (print)1364-6745
ISSN (online)1364-6753
ScopeGenetics
Genetics(clinical)
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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