How to format your references using the Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. 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
Kogleck, L. (2015). Building a powerhouse. Nature, 528(7582), S166-7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Drake, M. J., & Jakosky, B. M. (2002). Narrow horizons in astrobiology. Nature, 415(6873), 733–734.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhang, G., Jiang, X., & Wang, E. (2003). Tubular graphite cones. Science (New York, N.Y.), 300(5618), 472–474.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Hedges, L. M., Brownlie, J. C., O’Neill, S. L., & Johnson, K. N. (2008). Wolbachia and virus protection in insects. Science (New York, N.Y.), 322(5902), 702.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sharkh, S. M., Abusara, M. A., Orfanoudakis, G. I., & Hussain, B. (2014). Power Electronic Converters for Microgrids. John Wiley & Sons, Singapore Pte. Ltd.
An edited book
Pokorski, M. (Ed.). (2015). Pulmonary Infection (Vol. 857). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Holmstrup, P., & Flyvbjerg, A. (2016). Linkage Between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes Mellitus. In A. M. Lynge Pedersen (Ed.), Oral Infections and General Health: From Molecule to Chairside (pp. 35–44). Springer International Publishing.

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 Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition.

Blog post
Luntz, S. (2014, July 22). Dancing Dwarf Galaxies Mystify Astronomers. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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
Government Accountability Office. (2015). Broadband: Intended Outcomes and Effectiveness of Efforts to Address Adoption Barriers Are Unclear (GAO-15-473). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Rogers, S. (2014). Teacher Induction Programs: How Key Components Influence Teacher Retention Rates in Rural School Districts [Doctoral dissertation]. Lindenwood University.

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
Kenigsberg, B. (2016, December 7). Film Series in NYC This Week. New York Times, C29.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Kogleck, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Drake & Jakosky, 2002; Kogleck, 2015).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Drake & Jakosky, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Zhang et al., 2003)
  • 6 or more authors: (Hedges et al., 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleAging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition
AbbreviationNeuropsychol. Dev. Cogn. B Aging Neuropsychol. Cogn.
ISSN (print)1382-5585
ISSN (online)1744-4128
ScopeGeriatrics and Gerontology
Psychiatry and Mental health
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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