How to format your references using the NeuroMetals citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for NeuroMetals. 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
1. Puglisi JD. Synthetic biology: Ribosomal ties that bind. Nature. 2015;524:45–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Green CS, Bavelier D. Action video game modifies visual selective attention. Nature. 2003;423:534–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Lavrentovich OD, Lazo I, Pishnyak OP. Nonlinear electrophoresis of dielectric and metal spheres in a nematic liquid crystal. Nature. 2010;467:947–50.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Candille SI, Kaelin CB, Cattanach BM, Yu B, Thompson DA, Nix MA, et al. A -defensin mutation causes black coat color in domestic dogs. Science. 2007;318:1418–23.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. El-Haik B, Roy DM. Service Design for Six Sigma. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
1. Sarma KV. Gaṇita-Yukti-Bhāṣā (Rationales in Mathematical Astronomy) of Jyeṣṭhadeva: Volume I - Mathematics. Ramasubramanian K, Srinivas MD, Sriram MS, editors. Gurgaon: Hindustan Book Agency; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Atay FM. Controlling Oscillations in Nonlinear Systems with Delayed Output Feedback. In: Schöll E, Klapp SHL, Hövel P, editors. Control of Self-Organizing Nonlinear Systems. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 65–79.

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 NeuroMetals.

Blog post
1. Hale T. Babies Can Categorize Different Colors, Suggesting It’s Hardwired Into Us [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/babies-can-categorize-different-colors-suggesting-its-hardwired-into-us/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Administration of the Head Start Program by the Mountain Community Action Program, Inc. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1972 Aug. Report No.: B-164031(1).

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
1. Fine JG. Magical Transformation or Illusion of Grandeur: The Development of Downtown West Palm Beach, 1985-2015 [Doctoral dissertation]. [Boca Raton, FL]: Florida Atlantic University; 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
1. Baker P. Leaving Stress As More Waits In Trip Abroad. New York Times. 2017 May 19;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 titleNeuroMetals
ISSN (online)2058-1645
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