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MCB 163L: Mammalian Neuroanatomy Lab: Citation style

Citation style for MCB 163L

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The citation style to be used in lab reports and other assignments in MCB 163L is that of the journal Neuron.

Sample citations in Neuron style (after clicking on the link scroll down to "References"):

Journal article:

  • In-text citation, one or two authors: (Hage and Nieder, 2016)
  • In-text citation, three or more authors: (Tsao et al., 2008)
  • Reference list citation, up to 10 authors:

Pontieri, F.E., Tanda, G., Orzi, F., and Di Chiara, G. (1996). Effects of nicotine on the nucleus accumbens and similarity to those of addictive drugs. Nature 382, 255-257.

  • Reference list citation, more than 10 authors:

Sarin, S., Zuniga-Sanchez, E., Kurmangaliyev, Y.Z., Cousins, H., Patel, M., Hernandez, J., Zhang, K.X., Samuel, M.A., Morey, M., Sanes, J.R., et al. (2018). Role for Wnt signaling in retinal neuropil development: analysis via RNA-Seq and in vivo somatic CRISPR mutagenesis. Neuron 98, 109-126.e8.

Chapter or article in an edited book:

King, S.M. (2003). Dynein motors: Structure, mechanochemistry and regulation. In Molecular Motors, M. Schliwa, ed. (Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH), pp. 45–78.

Book with one or more authors:

Cowan, W.M., Jessell, T.M., and Zipursky, S.L. (1997). Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development (New York: Oxford University Press).

Allen Brain Atlas:

For your papers you only need to cite each Allen Brain Atlas the first time it is mentioned. The Citation Policy page of the Allen Institute website states that "in cases where there is a primary publication about the specific resource, cite both the publication and the specific Site." The primary publications for each Allen Institute resource can be found at the bottom of the Citation Policy page: http://alleninstitute.org/legal/citation-policy/

  • In-text citation, Allen Human Brain Atlas: (Allen Institute for Brain Science, 2010, Hawrylycz et al., 2012)
  • In-text citation, Allen Mouse Brain Atlas: (Allen Institute for Brain Science, 2004, Lein et al., 2007)
  • In-text citation, Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas: (Allen Institute for Brain Science, 2011, Oh et al., 2014)

For the reference list citation, follow the Allen Brain Atlas guidelines and those from DataCite (https://www.datacite.org/cite-your-data.html). You may need to search in PubMed for the primary article to determine its first 10 authors (Neuron style requires listing up to 10 authors). To search PubMed for a single article you can use the PubMed Single Citation Matcher.

  • Reference list citation, Allen Human Brain Atlas:

Allen Institute for Brain Science. (2010). Allen Human Brain Atlas. http://human.brain-map.org/

Hawrylycz M.J., Lein E.S., Guillozet-Bongaarts A.L., Shen E.H., Ng L., Miller J.A., van de Lagemaat L.N., Smith K.A., Ebbert A., Riley Z.L., et al. (2012). An anatomically comprehensive atlas of the adult human transcriptome. Nature 489, 391-399.

  • Reference list citation, Allen Mouse Brain Atlas:

Allen Institute for Brain Science. (2004). Allen Mouse Brain Atlas. http://mouse.brain-map.org/

Lein E.S., Hawrylycz M.J., Ao N., Ayres M., Bensinger A., Bernard A., Boe A.F., Boguski M.S., Brockway K.S., Byrnes E.J., et al. (2007). Genome-wide atlas of gene expression in the adult mouse brain. Nature 445, 168-176.

  • Reference list citation, Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas:

Allen Institute for Brain Science. (2011). Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas. http://connectivity.brain-map.org/

Oh, S.W., Harris, J.A., Ng, L., Winslow, B., Cain, N., Mihalas, S., Wang, Q., Lau, C., Kuan, L., Henry, A.M., et al. (2014). A mesoscale connectome of the mouse brain. Nature 508, 207-214.

The general URL for the subsection of the Allen Brain Atlas is appropriate if that is the level at which you are accessing the resource. But if there is a sub-site that was being used a more specific URL might be helpful. Look for a "Permalink" link on the Atlas subsection search page. As search filters are added they are incorporated into a more specific URL.

So, for example, if you were filtering the Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas by the source structure Cerebral cortex (CTX) and the mouse line wild only, the reference list citation might become

Allen Institute for Brain Science. (2011). Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas. http://connectivity.brain-map.org/?searchMode=source&sourceDomain=688&primaryStructureOnly=true&isi=false&transgenicLines=0

Oh, S.W., Harris, J.A., Ng, L., Winslow, B., Cain, N., Mihalas, S., Wang, Q., Lau, C., Kuan, L., Henry, A.M., et al. (2014). A mesoscale connectome of the mouse brain. Nature 508, 207-214.

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