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. Lieberman P. Neuroscience. Synapses, language, and being human. Science. 2013;342:944–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Nix P, Bastiani M. Neuroscience. Heterochronic genes turn back the clock in old neurons. Science. 2013;340:282–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Nguyen VQ, Co C, Li JJ. Cyclin-dependent kinases prevent DNA re-replication through multiple mechanisms. Nature. 2001;411:1068–73.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Koh W-K, Koposov AY, Stewart JT, Pal BN, Robel I, Pietryga JM, et al. Heavily doped n-type PbSe and PbS nanocrystals using ground-state charge transfer from cobaltocene. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2004.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Ferdjallah M. Introduction to Digital Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
1. Wong PTP, Wong LCJ, editors. Handbook of Multicultural Perspectives on Stress and Coping. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Zarghami M, Szidarovszky F. Social Choice Methods. In: Szidarovszky F, editor. Multicriteria Analysis: Applications to Water and Environment Management. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 77–93.

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. Andrew E. Who Owns The Moon? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/who-owns-moon/

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. Transportation Services: Better Dissemination and Oversight of DOT’s Guidance Could Lead to Improved Access for Limited English-Proficient Populations. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005 Nov. Report No.: GAO-06-52.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Ahmadi SA. Synergistic interplay between math search and handwritten mathematical notation recognition [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2009.

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. Protess B. This Lender Isn’t Fazed by U.S. Rule. New York Times. 2016 Sep 7;B1.

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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