How to format your references using the Neurology India citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Neurology India. 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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Klein CA. Cancer. The metastasis cascade. Science 2008;321:1785–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ohlstein B, Spradling A. The adult Drosophila posterior midgut is maintained by pluripotent stem cells. Nature 2006;439:470–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Brown T, Sibbett W, Wright EM. Laser physics. Getting to grips with light. Science 2001;293:1265–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Wang Y, Cao H, Zhang G, Bougouffa S, Lee OO, Al-Suwailem A, et al. Autotrophic microbe metagenomes and metabolic pathways differentiate adjacent Red Sea brine pools. Sci Rep 2013;3:1748.

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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Paul S. Digital Video Distribution in Broadband, Television, Mobile and Converged Networks. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2010.
An edited book
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Desimoni J, Ramos CP, Arcondo B, Saccone FD, Mercader RC, editors. LACAME 2008: Proceedings of the 11th Latin American Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect, (LACAME 2006) held in La Plata, 9-14 November 2008. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
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Gentili G, Di Napoli M. Digit II, III – Wrist, Elbow; Digit II, III – Wrist. In: Di Napoli M, editor. The Median Nerve: Sensory Conduction Studies. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. page 19–25.

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 Neurology India.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J. British Astronaut Tim Peake Is Going Back To Space [Internet]. IFLScience2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30];Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/british-astronaut-tim-peake-is-going-back-to-space/

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. NASA: Better Mechanisms Needed for Sharing Lessons Learned. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002.

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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Kessler C. Elements. 2013;

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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Yablonsky L. Spacewalk. New York Times2012;ST3.

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 titleNeurology India
AbbreviationNeurol. India
ISSN (print)0028-3886
ISSN (online)1998-4022
ScopeClinical Neurology
Neurology

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