Neuroscience citation format varies. Consult your instructor or the publication you are writing for. Common citation format resources are listed below. For an overview of more common formats check the WSU Citation Style Quick Guide.
Bibliographic Management Resources: Reference management software will be helpful for senior papers and as a lifelong tool for organizing journal articles and generating citation lists centered around a topic of personal or professional interest. Learn to use Cite-While-You-Write early in your first year and always double check your reference lists; no software is a perfect tool.
Evaluate bibliographic software based on ease of import/export, ability to organize pdf's and storage capacity, indexing/tagging, annotation ability, sharing features, citation formatting options, and Cite-While-You-Write plug-in options.
See the EndNote Library Guide for links to a comparison chart.
Always make sure that all of the metadata from a citation has been saved, and save a permalink to the article (PMID, doi, or publisher provided) in the URL field. This is the best way to share the citation with others.
If you are using a Mac, you will need to set your CiteWhileYouWrite Preferences in Word under Tools>EndNote>CiteWhileYouWrite Preferences>Application>Chose EndNote OR EndNote online.
1. Journal Authority
2. Article Authority
3. Author Authority
4. Citation statistics can vary with self-citing, type of article, discipline, etc. See Using Journal Citation Reports Wisely