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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Pediatric 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
Boland, J. (2014). Materials science: Diamond gets harder. Nature, 510(7504), 220–221.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gamerdinger, M., & Deuerling, E. (2014). Biochemistry. Trigger factor flexibility. Science (New York, N.Y.), 344(6184), 590–591.
A journal article with 3 authors
Martin, W. F., Sousa, F. L., & Lane, N. (2014). Evolution. Energy at life’s origin. Science (New York, N.Y.), 344(6188), 1092–1093.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Siok, W. T., Perfetti, C. A., Jin, Z., & Tan, L. H. (2004). Biological abnormality of impaired reading is constrained by culture. Nature, 431(7004), 71–76.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gasch, A., & Gasch, B. (2010). Successfully Choosing Your EMR. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Hurford, C., Schneider, M., & Cowx, I. (Eds.). (2010). Conservation Monitoring in Freshwater Habitats: A Practical Guide and Case Studies. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Fossorier, M. P. C., Mihaljević, M. J., Imai, H., Cui, Y., & Matsuura, K. (2006). An Algorithm for Solving the LPN Problem and Its Application to Security Evaluation of the HB Protocols for RFID Authentication. In R. Barua & T. Lange (Eds.), Progress in Cryptology - INDOCRYPT 2006: 7th International Conference on Cryptology in India, Kolkata, India, December 11-13, 2006. Proceedings (pp. 48–62). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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 Pediatric Neuropsychology.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, May 27). Shell Can’t Afford To Wait Until 2050 To Adapt Its Business To Climate Change. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (1970). Further Improvement Needed in the Management of Magnetic Tapes by Goddard Space Flight Center (No. B-164392). 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
Rivers, M. (2012). Bridging the knowledge gap between the Baby Boomers and the multigenerations (Doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

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
Hu, W., & Remnick, N. (2015, August 4). Belated Focus on Prime Suspect in an Outbreak. New York Times, p. A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Boland 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Boland 2014; Gamerdinger and Deuerling 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Gamerdinger and Deuerling 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Siok et al. 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Pediatric Neuropsychology
AbbreviationJ. Pediatr. Neuropsychol.
ISSN (print)2199-2681
ISSN (online)2199-2673

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