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
Lipkin, H. J. (2000). The structure of matter. Nature, 406(6792), 127.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang, L., & Anderson, D. J. (2010). Identification of an aggression-promoting pheromone and its receptor neurons in Drosophila. Nature, 463(7278), 227–231.
A journal article with 3 authors
Aubert, J., Finlay, C. C., & Fournier, A. (2013). Bottom-up control of geomagnetic secular variation by the Earth’s inner core. Nature, 502(7470), 219–223.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Mohamed, N.-V., Plouffe, V., Rémillard-Labrosse, G., Planel, E., & Leclerc, N. (2014). Starvation and inhibition of lysosomal function increased tau secretion by primary cortical neurons. Scientific Reports, 4, 5715.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Goshtasby, A. A. (2017). Theory and Applications of Image Registration. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Bielza, C., Salmerón, A., Alonso-Betanzos, A., Hidalgo, J. I., Martínez, L., Troncoso, A., Corchado, E., & Corchado, J. M. (Eds.). (2013). Advances in Artificial Intelligence: 15th Conference of the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence, CAEPIA 2013, Madrid, Spain, September 17-20, 2013. Proceedings (Vol. 8109). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Cavailhès, J., Brossard, T., Hilal, M., Joly, D., Tourneux, F.-P., Tritz, C., & Wavresky, P. (2008). Pricing the Homebuyer’s Countryside View. In A. Baranzini, J. Ramirez, C. Schaerer, & P. Thalmann (Eds.), Hedonic Methods in Housing Markets: Pricing Environmental Amenities and Segregation (pp. 83–99). Springer.

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
Andrew, E. (2015, May 30). Watch Japanese Volcano Mount Shindake Erupt. 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. (2009). English Language Learning: Diverse Federal and State Efforts to Support Adult English Language Learning Could Benefit from More Coordination (GAO-09-575). 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
Cayo, P. (2017). A Shifting Bottleneck Procedure with Multiple Objectives in a Complex Manufacturing Environment [Doctoral dissertation]. Southern Illinois 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
St. John Kelly, E. (1993, December 5). PLAYING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. New York Times, 1317.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lipkin, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Lipkin, 2000; Wang & Anderson, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Wang & Anderson, 2010)
  • Three authors: (Aubert et al., 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Mohamed et al., 2014)

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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