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Supports teaching, research and clinical needs in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, neuroanatomy, neurobiology, neurochemistry, neuroendocrinology, neuropathology, neuropharmacology, developmental neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, neuropsychology

Citation Resources

Neuroscience citation style varies. Consult your instructor or the publication you are writing for. Citation style resources are listed below.

Online Guides

Print Guides

Citation Analysis

Measuring Research Impact Using Web of Science, Altmetrics, and Other Sources

  • When you author a publication, be consistent in the form of your name. The standard format is: Last name, first name (or initial), and middle initial. Many databases may list only your last name and first and middle initials, but it's best to provide the full information if requested.
  • When you author a publication, be consistent in how you format your affiliating institution, college and department
  • Register for an ORCID ID to unambiguously track your scholarly output across disciplines and institutions.


  • Displays the number of articles, articles per year, citations per year, and Relative Citation Ratio from a PubMed query

EndNote Details

EndNote  Most WSU subscribed scholarly databases will seamlessly export citations to EndNote. Endnote is available in two versions:

  1. Endnote Basic is freely available and web-based. Select "EndNote Online login," NOT "Buy EndNote" or "Request a trial." A better way to sign up is through a Web of Science account, by clicking on Products > EndNote in the upper right corner. This is a third-party account - DO NOT use your WSU password for third-party accounts.
  2. Endnote 21 multiplatform version is available at a discounted rate to students at

Remember that you also need to install the Cite-While-You-Write plug-in in your word processing software (Microsoft Word). 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.

Evaluating Journals

1. Journal Authority

  • Web of Science Journal Citation Reports®
  • Impact factor
    • The frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a given year
  • Eigenfactor
    • Citations from more significant journals will score higher
  • SciImago
    • Based on Scopus

2. Article Authority

  • Times Cited

3. Author Authority

  • H index – means of quantifying output – varies by database – X articles with X citations

4. Citation statistics can vary with self-citing, type of article, discipline, etc. See Using Journal Citation Reports Wisely

Journal/Author Name Estimator (JANE)

  • Have you recently written a paper, but you're not sure which journal you should submit it to? Or maybe you want to find relevant articles to cite in your paper? Or are you an editor, and do you need to find reviewers for a particular paper? Jane can help! Just enter the title and/or abstract of the paper in the box, and click on 'Find journals', 'Find authors' or 'Find Articles'. Jane will then compare your document to millions of documents in Medline to find the best matching journals, authors or articles.
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