Brain and Language Referencing Guide
(updated May 2024)


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How to do citations in Brain and Language style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Brain and Language citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in Brain and Language.

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How do you cite a book in the Brain and Language referencing style? (2024 Guide)

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in Brain and Language

Here’s an example book citation in Brain and Language using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.; Edition). Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Brain and Language citation:
Angelou, M. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1st ed.). Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Brain and Language looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)


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How to reference a journal article in the Brain and Language citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Brain and Language format?

An Brain and Language citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a Brain and Language journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container, Volume(Issue), pages Used. https://doi.org/DOI
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in Brain and Language: