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
Lang, R. F. (2010). Astronomy. Fishing for the universe. Science (New York, N.Y.), 327(5973), 1582–1583.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bartek, J., & Lukas, J. (2006). Cell biology. The stress of finding NEMO. Science (New York, N.Y.), 311(5764), 1110–1111.
A journal article with 3 authors
Polleux, F., Morrow, T., & Ghosh, A. (2000). Semaphorin 3A is a chemoattractant for cortical apical dendrites. Nature, 404(6778), 567–573.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Chen, J.-Y., Bottjer, D. J., Oliveri, P., Dornbos, S. Q., Gao, F., Ruffins, S., … Davidson, E. H. (2004). Small bilaterian fossils from 40 to 55 million years before the cambrian. Science (New York, N.Y.), 305(5681), 218–222.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bonnini, S., Corain, L., Marozzi, M., & Salmaso, L. (2014). Nonparametric Hypothesis Testing: Rank and Permutation Methods with Applications in R. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Stýskala, V., Kolosov, D., Snášel, V., Karakeyev, T., & Abraham, A. (Eds.). (2016). Intelligent Systems for Computer Modelling: Proceedings of the 1st European-Middle Asian Conference on Computer Modelling 2015, EMACOM 2015 (1st ed. 2016, Vol. 423). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Lu, K. H., Klopp, A. H., Soliman, P. T., & Schmandt, R. E. (2013). Increased Adiposity and Endometrial Cancer Risk. In M. G. Kolonin (Ed.), Adipose Tissue and Cancer (pp. 53–69). New York, NY: 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
Luntz, S. (2015, July 8). A Rope Test Could Save Us From Monkey Diseases. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1981). Repayment of Overpaid Cash-in-Lieu-of-Commodities Funds to Louisiana Youth Talent Promotion, Inc (No. CED-82-8). Washington, DC: 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
Zhang, Y. (2017). A Grant Proposal for Mindfulness-Based Self-Care Training for Child Welfare Workers (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Chira, S. (2017, June 8). Cosby Is the Man on Trial. But So Are Power Dynamics. New York Times, p. C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Berry, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Willcox, 2013; You, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Bartek & Lukas, 2006)
  • Three authors: (Polleux, Morrow, & Ghosh, 2000)
  • 6 or more authors: (Schaal et al., 2003)

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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