How to format your references using the Psychoneuroendocrinology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Psychoneuroendocrinology. 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
Fuhrman, J.A., 2009. Microbial community structure and its functional implications. Nature 459, 193–199.
A journal article with 2 authors
Grabbe, C., Dikic, I., 2008. Cell biology. Going global on ubiquitin. Science 322, 872–873.
A journal article with 3 authors
Foth, C., Tischlinger, H., Rauhut, O.W.M., 2014. New specimen of Archaeopteryx provides insights into the evolution of pennaceous feathers. Nature 511, 79–82.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Chung, Y., Klimanskaya, I., Becker, S., Marh, J., Lu, S.-J., Johnson, J., Meisner, L., Lanza, R., 2006. Embryonic and extraembryonic stem cell lines derived from single mouse blastomeres. Nature 439, 216–219.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Liu, J., Dong, X., Chen, X., Tong, X., Zhang, X., Xu, S., 2016. Fault Location and Service Restoration for Electrical Distribution Systems. John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore.
An edited book
Menini, L., 2011. Symmetries and Semi-invariants in the Analysis of Nonlinear Systems. Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Bergman, D., Hooker, J.N., 2012. Graph Coloring Facets from All-Different Systems, in: Beldiceanu, N., Jussien, N., Pinson, É. (Eds.), Integration of AI and OR Techniques in Contraint Programming for Combinatorial Optimzation Problems: 9th International Conference, CPAIOR 2012, Nantes, France, May 28 – June1, 2012. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 50–65.

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 Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Blog post
Hamilton, K., 2017. You Too Could Be Multilingual – It’s Just About Unlocking The Skills Inside [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/you-too-could-be-multilingual-its-just-about-unlocking-the-skills-inside/ (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, 2014. James Webb Space Telescope: Project Meeting Commitments but Current Technical, Cost, and Schedule Challenges Could Affect Continued Progress (No. GAO-14-72). 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
Schroeder, S.K., 2017. Tau-Directed Immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s Disease (Doctoral dissertation). University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

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
Kenigsberg, B., 2017. Tom of Finland. New York Times C11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Fuhrman, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Fuhrman, 2009; Grabbe and Dikic, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Grabbe and Dikic, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Chung et al., 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titlePsychoneuroendocrinology
AbbreviationPsychoneuroendocrinology
ISSN (print)0306-4530
ScopeEndocrinology
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Psychiatry and Mental health
Biological Psychiatry
Endocrine and Autonomic Systems

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