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. Mantovani A. Investigating T-cell memory. Nature. 2000;407:40.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Powrie F, Maloy KJ. Immunology. Regulating the regulators. Science. 2003;299:1030–1031.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Lynch VJ, May G, Wagner GP. Regulatory evolution through divergence of a phosphoswitch in the transcription factor CEBPB. Nature. 2011;480:383–386.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Chen Q, Wu J, Zhuang Q, Lin X, Zhang J, Lin J-M. Microfluidic isolation of highly pure embryonic stem cells using feeder-separated co-culture system. Sci. Rep. 2013;3:2433.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Lakshminarayana B. Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer of Turbomachinery. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2007.
An edited book
1. Benner P, Sorensen DC, Mehrmann V eds. Dimension Reduction of Large-Scale Systems: Proceedings of a Workshop held in Oberwolfach, Germany, October 19–25, 2003. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Bruni R, Corradini A, Gadducci F, Lluch Lafuente A, Montanari U. On GS-Monoidal Theories for Graphs with Nesting. In: Engels G, Lewerentz C, Schäfer W, Schürr A, Westfechtel B, eds. Graph Transformations and Model-Driven Engineering: Essays Dedicated to Manfred Nagl on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010:59–86.

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. Treating ‘Stage 0’ Breast Cancer Doesn’t Always Save Women’s Lives So Should We Screen For It? IFLScience. 2015. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/treating-stage-0-breast-cancer-doesn-t-always-save-women-s-lives-so-should-we/. 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. Tax Policy: Historical Tax Treatment of INTELSAT and Current Tax Rules for Satellite Corporations. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Keohane MF. Virtual team communication: Perceptions and experiences influencing the use of videoconferencing technology. 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. Giordano MA. New Frontier for Topics In Science: Social Media. New York Times. January 1, 2013:D1.

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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