How to format your references using the Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 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. Vane JR. Biomedicine. Back to an aspirin a day? Science. 2002;296:474–475.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Sincich LC, Horton JC. Divided by cytochrome oxidase: a map of the projections from V1 to V2 in macaques. Science. 2002;295:1734–1737.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Reinhard CT, Planavsky NJ, Lyons TW. Long-term sedimentary recycling of rare sulphur isotope anomalies. Nature. 2013;497:100–103.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Wakabayashi C, Adachi T, Wienands J, Tsubata T. A distinct signaling pathway used by the IgG-containing B cell antigen receptor. Science. 2002;298:2392–2395.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Machin D, Campbell MJ. Design of Studies for Medical Research. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
1. Gribble GW ed. Heterocyclic Scaffolds II: Reactions and Applications of Indoles. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Elsenbroich C. It Takes Two to Tango: We-Intentionality and the Dynamics of Social Norms. In: Xenitidou M, Edmonds B, eds. The Complexity of Social Norms. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014:81–103.

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 Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Could Jurassic Park Ever Come True? IFLScience. 2014. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/could-jurassic-park-ever-come-true/. 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. Regulating Domestic Telecommunications Common Carriers. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1981.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Hsieh H-C. Self-access center and autonomous learning: EFL college students’ motivations, activities and perceptions of learning effectiveness. 2010.

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. GEORGE GENE GUSTINES; Compiled by RACHEL LEE HARRIS. Love That Look, Wonder Woman. New York Times. July 5, 2010:C3.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleNeurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
AbbreviationNeurorehabil. Neural Repair
ISSN (print)1545-9683
ISSN (online)1552-6844
ScopeGeneral Medicine

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