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
Schrope, M. (2001). Criticism mounts as Bush backs out of Kyoto accord. Nature, 410(6829), 616.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tonkin, L. A., & Bass, B. L. (2003). Mutations in RNAi rescue aberrant chemotaxis of ADAR mutants. Science (New York, N.Y.), 302(5651), 1725.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wu, T., Werner, H.-J., & Manthe, U. (2004). First-principles theory for the H + CH4 --> H2 + CH3 reaction. Science (New York, N.Y.), 306(5705), 2227–2229.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Fares, M. A., Ruiz-González, M. X., Moya, A., Elena, S. F., & Barrio, E. (2002). Endosymbiotic bacteria: groEL buffers against deleterious mutations. Nature, 417(6887), 398.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Reid, R., Fraser-King, G., & Schwaderer, W. D. (2006). Data Lifecycles. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Reilly, N. P., Sirgy, M. J., & Gorman, C. A. (Eds.). (2012). Work and Quality of Life: Ethical Practices in Organizations. Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Benner, P. (2015). Theory and Numerical Solution of Differential and Algebraic Riccati Equations. In P. Benner, M. Bollhöfer, D. Kressner, C. Mehl, & T. Stykel (Eds.), Numerical Algebra, Matrix Theory, Differential-Algebraic Equations and Control Theory: Festschrift in Honor of Volker Mehrmann (pp. 67–105). 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. (2017, May 29). Ancient Populations Migrated Frequently, Mixing Up DNA. 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. (1996). Tax Systems Modernization: Cyberfile Project Was Poorly Planned and Managed (AIMD-96-140). 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
McAlpine, T. E. (2008). College students and career: An exploration of vocational anticipatory socialization [Doctoral dissertation]. University of North Carolina.

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
Gurley, G. (2017, February 23). Losing Her Friends for the Love of Trump. New York Times, D1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schrope, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Schrope, 2001; Tonkin & Bass, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Tonkin & Bass, 2003)
  • Three authors: (Wu et al., 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Fares et al., 2002)

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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