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. ten Kate K. Global genetic resources. Science and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Science. 2002;295:2371–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Small EM, Olson EN. Pervasive roles of microRNAs in cardiovascular biology. Nature. 2011;469:336–42.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Maier T, Leibundgut M, Ban N. The crystal structure of a mammalian fatty acid synthase. Science. 2008;321:1315–22.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Zha Z, Wang J, Qu E, Zhang S, Jin Y, Wang S, et al. Polypyrrole hollow microspheres as echogenic photothermal agent for ultrasound imaging guided tumor ablation. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2360.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Cousley RRJ. The Orthodontic Mini-Implant Clinical Handbook. Chichester, West Sussex UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
1. Berkovsky S, Freyne J, editors. Persuasive Technology: 8th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2013, Sydney, NSW, Australia, April 3-5, 2013. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Ono T, Ambe D, Kaeriyama H, Shigenobu Y, Fujimoto K, Sogame K, et al. Radiocesium Concentrations in the Organic Fraction of Sea Sediments. In: Nakata K, Sugisaki H, editors. Impacts of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident on Fish and Fishing Grounds. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2015. p. 67–75.

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. Andrew E. How Do You Get To Mars In Half The Time? IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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. Technology Transfer: Agencies’ Rights to Federally Sponsored Biomedical Inventions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2003 Jul. Report No.: GAO-03-536.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Rawashdeh MY. A Relational Framework for Clustering and Cluster Validity and the Generalization of the Silhouette Measure [Doctoral dissertation]. [Cincinnati, OH]: University of Cincinnati; 2013.

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. Wagner J. Rookie Succeeds With Two Motivations: Playoff Race and His Student Loans. New York Times. 2016 Sep 12;D2.

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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