How to format your references using the Neuromuscular Disorders citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Neuromuscular Disorders. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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]
Gregory CD. Cell biology: The disassembly of death. Nature 2014;507:312–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Zebrowitz LA, Montepare JM. Psychology. Appearance DOES matter. Science 2005;308:1565–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Haynes J-D, Deichmann R, Rees G. Eye-specific effects of binocular rivalry in the human lateral geniculate nucleus. Nature 2005;438:496–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Kohl SW, Weiner L, Schwartsburd L, Konstantinovski L, Shimon LJW, Ben-David Y, et al. Consecutive thermal H2 and light-induced O2 evolution from water promoted by a metal complex. Science 2009;324:74–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Hu JC. Asset Securitization. 2 Clementi Loop, #02-01, Singapore 129809: John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte. Ltd.; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
Garas A, editor. Interconnected Networks. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
DeWitt SJ, Kroener S, Filbey FM. Cue-Elicited Craving for Cannabis Activates the Reward Neurocircuitry Associated with the Neuropathology of Addiction. In: Van Bockstaele EJ, editor. Endocannabinoid Regulation of Monoamines in Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders, New York, NY: Springer; 2013, p. 55–71.

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 Neuromuscular Disorders.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Three Steps To Save Britain’s Butterflies. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/three-steps-save-britain-s-butterflies/ (accessed October 30, 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. District of Columbia Public Schools: Availability of Funds and the Cost of FY 1997 Roof Projects. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Huger Marsh DP. Perspectives of disciplinary problems and practices in elementary schools. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, 2012.

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]
Gorman J. Nowhere to Run: Outside Refuges, Cheetahs Face Outsize Threats. New York Times 2016:D2.

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 titleNeuromuscular Disorders
AbbreviationNeuromuscul. Disord.
ISSN (print)0960-8966
ScopeGenetics(clinical)
Clinical Neurology
Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
Neurology

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