How to format your references using the Journal of Neuropsychology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Neuropsychology. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Oppenheim, J. (2008). Physics. For quantum information, two wrongs can make a right. Science (New York, N.Y.), 321(5897), 1783–1784.
A journal article with 2 authors
Cheung, A. C. M., & Cramer, P. (2011). Structural basis of RNA polymerase II backtracking, arrest and reactivation. Nature, 471(7337), 249–253.
A journal article with 3 authors
Unniraman, S., Fugmann, S. D., & Schatz, D. G. (2004). Immunology. UNGstoppable switching. Science (New York, N.Y.), 305(5687), 1113–1114.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gannoun, A., Burton, K. W., Thomas, L. E., Parkinson, I. J., Van Calsteren, P., & Schiano, P. (2004). Osmium isotope heterogeneity in the constituent phases of mid-ocean ridge basalts. Science (New York, N.Y.), 303(5654), 70–72.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Fernando, X. N. (2014). Radio Over Fiber for Wireless Communications. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Yagi, Y., Kang, S. B., Kweon, I. S., & Zha, H. (Eds.). (2007). Computer Vision – ACCV 2007: 8th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Tokyo, Japan, November 18-22, 2007, Proceedings, Part I (Vol. 4843). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Felici, G., Sun, F., & Truemper, K. (2006). Learning Logic Formulas and Related Error Distributions. In E. Triantaphyllou & G. Felici (Eds.), Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Approaches Based on Rule Induction Techniques (pp. 193–226). Springer US.

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 Journal of Neuropsychology.

Blog post
Luntz, S. (2014, May 21). Antarctic Rate of Ice Loss Double Previous Estimate. 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. (2003). Vehicle Donations: Taxpayer Considerations When Donating Vehicles to Charities (GAO-03-608T). 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
Ramotar-John, B. P. (2014). Supplementing soybean meal with Camelina (Camelina sativa) in tilapia diets and optimizing commercial tilapia diets for use in intensive systems in the Western region of the United States [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Arizona.

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
Billard, M. (2010, May 27). It’s Good to Have Best Sellers. New York Times, E6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Oppenheim, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Cheung & Cramer, 2011; Oppenheim, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Cheung & Cramer, 2011)
  • Three authors: (Unniraman et al., 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Gannoun et al., 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Neuropsychology
AbbreviationJ. Neuropsychol.
ISSN (print)1748-6645
ISSN (online)1748-6653
ScopeBehavioral Neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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