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
Holden, C. (2007). Stem cells. Data on Adult stem cells questioned. Science (New York, N.Y.), 315(5816), 1207.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sonderegger, P., & Patthy, L. (2007). Comment on “Tequila, a neurotrypsin ortholog, regulates long-term memory formation in Drosophila.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 316(5832), 1698; author reply 1698.
A journal article with 3 authors
de Roode, J. C., Lefèvre, T., & Hunter, M. D. (2013). Ecology. Self-medication in animals. Science (New York, N.Y.), 340(6129), 150–151.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Kruhlak, M., Crouch, E. E., Orlov, M., Montaño, C., Gorski, S. A., Nussenzweig, A., … Casellas, R. (2007). The ATM repair pathway inhibits RNA polymerase I transcription in response to chromosome breaks. Nature, 447(7145), 730–734.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Fisher, H. G., Forrest, H. S., Grossel, S. S., Huff, J. E., Muller, A. R., Noronha, J. A., … Tilley, B. J. (1993). Emergency Relief System Design Using DIERS Technology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Hansen, T. W., & Wagner, J. B. (Eds.). (2016). Controlled Atmosphere Transmission Electron Microscopy: Principles and Practice (1st ed. 2016). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Consiglio, A., Mencar, C., Grillo, G., & Liuni, S. (2016). Managing NGS Differential Expression Uncertainty with Fuzzy Sets. In C. Angelini, P. M. V. Rancoita, & S. Rovetta (Eds.), Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics: 12th International Meeting, CIBB 2015, Naples, Italy, September 10-12, 2015, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 42–53). Cham: 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 Journal of Neuropsychology.

Blog post
Luntz, S. (2015, July 24). Outstanding Jurassic Fossils Rediscovered After More Than 100 Years. 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. (1991). Aerospace Plane Technology: Research and Development Efforts in Europe (No. NSIAD-91-194). 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
Kim, B. G. (2010). Mercury-containing species and carbon dioxide adsorption studies on inorganic compounds using density functional theory (Doctoral dissertation). University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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
Murphy, M. J. O. (2015, December 25). A Look at Past Stories and Articles in The Times. New York Times, p. C26.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Holden, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Holden, 2007; Sonderegger & Patthy, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Sonderegger & Patthy, 2007)
  • Three authors: (de Roode, Lefèvre, & Hunter, 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Kruhlak et al., 2007)

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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