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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Benzi R. Physics. Getting a grip on turbulence. Science 2003;301:605–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Myerson AS, Trout BL. Chemistry. Nucleation from solution. Science 2013;341:855–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Stanger BZ, Tanaka AJ, Melton DA. Organ size is limited by the number of embryonic progenitor cells in the pancreas but not the liver. Nature 2007;445:886–91.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Koop T, Luo B, Tsias A, Peter T. Water activity as the determinant for homogeneous ice nucleation in aqueous solutions. Nature 2000;406:611–4.

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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Furmston M. Powell-Smith and Furmston’s Building Contract Casebook. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2012.
An edited book
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Dams D, Hannemann U, Steffen M, editors. Concurrency, Compositionality, and Correctness: Essays in Honor of Willem-Paul de Roever. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
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Quarteroni A, Sacco R, Saleri F, Gervasio P. Approssimazione di autovalori e autovettori. In: Sacco R, Saleri F, Gervasio P, editors. Matematica Numerica. Milano: Springer; 2014. page 165–214.

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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Taub B. How Lobsters Eat Venomous Jellyfish Without Getting Stung [Internet]. IFLScience2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30];Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/how-lobsters-eat-venomous-jellyfish-without-getting-stung/

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. Marine Transportation: Federal Financing and a Framework for Infrastructure Investments. 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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Harvey J. Predicting Cost-Inflicting Mate Retention Tactic Use in Women with Borderline Personality Features: Examining the Roles of Maladaptive Schemas and Reactive Aggression. 2017;

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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Murphy MJO. Rudolph Valentino in ‘The Sheik.’ New York Times2014;C37.

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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