How to format your references using the Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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]
Sarewitz D. World view: Not by experts alone. Nature 2010;466:688.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
MacBean N, Peylin P. Biogeochemistry: agriculture and the global carbon cycle. Nature 2014;515:351–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Jasny B, Mueller K, Roberts L. HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS: Eastern Europe. Introduction. Science 2010;329:159.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
del Camino D, Holmgren M, Liu Y, Yellen G. Blocker protection in the pore of a voltage-gated K+ channel and its structural implications. Nature 2000;403:321–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Morris A. A Practical Guide to Reliable Finite Element Modelling. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
[1]
Hall TJ, Gaponenko SV, Paredes SA, editors. Extreme Photonics & Applications. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Kurematsu M, Hakura J, Fujita H. A Framework for a Decision Tree Learning Algorithm with K-NN. In: Fujita H, Selamat A, editors. Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques: 13th International Conference, SoMeT 2014, Langkawi, Malaysia, September 22-24, 2014. Revised Selected Papers, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 39–51.

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 Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy.

Blog post
[1]
Andrews R. Biologists Just Busted This Long-Standing Sex Myth. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/biologists-just-busted-this-longstanding-sex-myth/ (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. Need for More Effective Management of Transportation Data Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1975.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Mohajer R. A transcendental approach to John Coltrane: applying concepts of spirituality to Giant Steps into the Cosmos. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2012.

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]
Hollander S. Watts Wins Manhattan Race. New York Times 2002:D8.

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 titleSeizure: European Journal of Epilepsy
AbbreviationSeizure
ISSN (print)1059-1311
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Clinical Neurology
Neurology

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