How to format your references using the The Cerebellum citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Cerebellum. 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. Malakoff D. ECONOMICS: “To Your Health” Is More Than a Toast to Economists. Science. 2000;289:1275.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Carrizosa E, Mempel TR. Immunology: In the right place at the right time. Nature. 2015;528:205–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Lappala A, Zaccone A, Terentjev EM. Ratcheted diffusion transport through crowded nanochannels. Sci Rep. 2013;3:3103.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Hime T, Reichardt PA, Plourde BLT, Robertson TL, Wu C-E, Ustinov AV, et al. Solid-state qubits with current-controlled coupling. Science. 2006;314:1427–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Vinod HD, Reagle DP. Preparing for the Worst: Incorporating Downside Risk in Stock Market Investments. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2004.
An edited book
1. Masferrer A, editor. Post 9/11 and the State of Permanent Legal Emergency: Security and Human Rights in Countering Terrorism. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Miska M, Warita H, Torday A, Kuwahara M. International Traffic Database: Gathering Traffic Data Fast and Intuitive. In: Barceló J, Kuwahara M, editors. Traffic Data Collection and its Standardization. New York, NY: Springer; 2010. p. 47–56.

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 The Cerebellum.

Blog post
1. Andrews R. White Dwarf Seen Before And After It Exploded By Astronomers [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/white-dwarf-seen-before-and-after-it-exploded-by-astronomers/

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. Stafford Student Loans: Millions of Dollars in Loans Awarded to Ineligible Borrowers. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990 Dec. Report No.: IMTEC-91-7.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Bowman K. A Close Look at the 2014 Passage of the Illinois County School Facility Sales Tax in Greene County [Doctoral dissertation]. [Edwardsville, IL]: Southern Illinois University; 2017.

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. Nordland R, Timur S. Turkey Fires 15,000 More Public Workers in Crackdown. New York Times. 2016 Nov 22;A11.

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 titleThe Cerebellum
AbbreviationCerebellum
ISSN (print)1473-4222
ISSN (online)1473-4230
ScopeClinical Neurology
Neurology

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