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
Amabilino, D. B. (2009). Chemistry. How deformation can lend a hand to molecular ordering. Science (New York, N.Y.), 325(5939), 402–403.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kawakatsu, H., & Watada, S. (2007). Seismic evidence for deep-water transportation in the mantle. Science (New York, N.Y.), 316(5830), 1468–1471.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kim, A. M., Tingen, C. M., & Woodruff, T. K. (2010). Sex bias in trials and treatment must end. Nature, 465(7299), 688–689.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Bogdan, A., Molina, M. J., Tenhu, H., Bertel, E., Bogdan, N., & Loerting, T. (2014). Visualization of freezing process in situ upon cooling and warming of aqueous solutions. Scientific Reports, 4, 7414.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Casper, D. (2011). Hollywood Film 1963-1976. Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Yuan, J. X.-J., Garcia, J. G. N., West, J. B., Hales, C. A., Rich, S., & Archer, S. L. (Eds.). (2011). Textbook of Pulmonary Vascular Disease (1st ed.). Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Shukla, V., Upreti, D. K., & Bajpai, R. (2014). Lichen Diversity in Different Lichenogeographical Regions of India. In U. D.k. & R. Bajpai (Eds.), Lichens to Biomonitor the Environment (pp. 61–96). Springer India.

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
Andrew, E. (2013, October 29). Evidence for a rapid reversal of the geomagnetic field 41,000 years ago. 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. (1991). Space Communications: Better Understanding of Scheduling System Limitations Needed (IMTEC-91-48). 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
Reyes, J. (2009). Connections: A grant proposal for mothers struggling with substance abuse in the child welfare system [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Hodara, S. (2016, March 20). At 100, a Movement Still Astonishes and Provokes. New York Times, CT10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Amabilino, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Amabilino, 2009; Kawakatsu & Watada, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Kawakatsu & Watada, 2007)
  • Three authors: (Kim et al., 2010)
  • 6 or more authors: (Bogdan et al., 2014)

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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