How to format your references using the Neuropsychobiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Neuropsychobiology. 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
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Thomas GH. Evolution: An avian explosion. Nature. 2015 Oct;526(7574):516–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Daw R, Tonzani S. Biomaterials. Nature. 2009 Nov;462(7272):425.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Coleman SW, Patricelli GL, Borgia G. Variable female preferences drive complex male displays. Nature. 2004 Apr;428(6984):742–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Holland ND, Clague DA, Gordon DP, Gebruk A, Pawson DL, Vecchione M. “Lophenteropneust” hypothesis refuted by collection and photos of new deep-sea hemichordates. Nature. 2005 Mar;434(7031):374–6.

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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Poikselkä M, Mayer G, Khartabil H, Niemi A. The IMS. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2004.
An edited book
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San-Julian M, editor. Cañadell’s Pediatric Bone Sarcomas: Epiphysiolysis before Excision. 2nd ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Kowalski B. Computational Logic in an Object-Oriented World. In: Stock O, Schaerf M, editors. Reasoning, Action and Interaction in AI Theories and Systems: Essays Dedicated to Luigia Carlucci Aiello. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006; pp 59–82.

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 Neuropsychobiology.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Success Story In Hepatitis C Combination Therapy [Internet]. IFLScience. 2014 Apr [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/success-story-hepatitis-c-combination-therapy/

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. Substance Abuse Surveys. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996.

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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White BD. Implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support at the High School Level. 2015

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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(nyt) SK. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Cyrillic For All. New York Times. 2002 Dec;A8.

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 titleNeuropsychobiology
AbbreviationNeuropsychobiology
ISSN (print)0302-282X
ISSN (online)1423-0224
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health
Biological Psychiatry
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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