How to format your references using the Neurotoxicology and Teratology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 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
Parks, J.E., 2nd, 2010. Chemistry. Less costly catalysts for controlling engine emissions. Science 327, 1584–1585.
A journal article with 2 authors
Duffy, P.E., Fried, M., 2001. Biomedicine. Turncoat antibodies. Science 293, 2009–2010.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lutzoni, F., Pagel, M., Reeb, V., 2001. Major fungal lineages are derived from lichen symbiotic ancestors. Nature 411, 937–940.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Chan, H.B., Aksyuk, V.A., Kleiman, R.N., Bishop, D.J., Capasso, F., 2001. Quantum mechanical actuation of microelectromechanical systems by the Casimir force. Science 291, 1941–1944.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Radzevich, S.P., 2013. Geometry of Surfaces. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Kulikov, A.S., Kuznetsov, S.O., Pevzner, P. (Eds.), 2014. Combinatorial Pattern Matching: 25th Annual Symposium, CPM 2014, Moscow, Russia, June 16-18, 2014. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Zarrouki, B., Fontés, G., Semache, M., Amyot, J., Poitout, V., 2014. The Beta Cell in Metabolic Syndrome, in: Orešič, M., Vidal-Puig, A. (Eds.), A Systems Biology Approach to Study Metabolic Syndrome. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 85–109.

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 Neurotoxicology and Teratology.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2013. Watch China’s lunar rover landing! [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/space/watch-china’s-lunar-rover-landing/ (accessed 10.30.18).

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
Government Accountability Office, 1994. Education Finance: Extent of Federal Funding in State Education Agencies (No. HEHS-95-3). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Garyan, D., 2017. Converging origins: Never forget what happened in the future (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Williams, J., 2017. Ruminations on the Inquiring Mind. New York Times C6.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Parks, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Duffy and Fried, 2001; Parks, 2010).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Duffy and Fried, 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Chan et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleNeurotoxicology and Teratology
AbbreviationNeurotoxicol. Teratol.
ISSN (print)0892-0362
ScopeCellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Developmental Neuroscience
Toxicology

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