How to format your references using the Neuropsychiatric Electrophysiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Neuropsychiatric Electrophysiology. 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. Jiggins CD. Evolutionary biology: Radiating genomes. Nature. 2014;513:318–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Ravizza G, Peucker-Ehrenbrink B. Chemostratigraphic evidence of Deccan volcanism from the marine osmium isotope record. Science. 2003;302:1392–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Skourti-Stathaki K, Kamieniarz-Gdula K, Proudfoot NJ. R-loops induce repressive chromatin marks over mammalian gene terminators. Nature. 2014;516:436–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Gaester K, Fonseca LAM, Luiz O, Assone T, Fontes AS, Costa F, et al. Human papillomavirus infection in oral fluids of HIV-1-positive men: prevalence and risk factors. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6592.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Aronson DR. Evidence-Based Technical Analysis. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
An edited book
1. Schulze T, Müller B, Meyer G, editors. Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2016: Smart Systems for the Automobile of the Future. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Gohlke M, Beaudoin JF, Amielh M, Anselmet F. Effect of Unsteady Separation on an Automotive Bluff-Body in Cross-Wind. In: Braza M, Hourigan K, editors. IUTAM Symposium on Unsteady Separated Flows and their Control: Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium “Unsteady Separated Flows and their Control“, Corfu, Greece, 18–22 June 2007. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009. p. 35–46.

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 Neuropsychiatric Electrophysiology.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Military Test Amphibious Robot Guard Balls [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/meet-guardbot-spherical-amphibious-robot/

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. FAA Appropriation Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988 Apr. Report No.: T-RCED-88-35.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Shimizu K. The Procurement System of the Japanese Space Agency: Present Challenges, Future Promise [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 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
1. Kenigsberg B. The Son of Joseph. New York Times. 2017 Jan 12;C12.

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 titleNeuropsychiatric Electrophysiology
AbbreviationNeuropsychiatr. Electrophysiol.
ISSN (online)2055-4788
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