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
Stone, R. (2011). Higher education. Crunch time for North Korea’s revolutionary new university. Science (New York, N.Y.), 334(6063), 1624–1625.
A journal article with 2 authors
Burns, J. A., & Cuzzi, J. N. (2006). Planetary science. Our local astrophysical laboratory. Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5781), 1753–1755.
A journal article with 3 authors
Elion, E. A., Qi, M., & Chen, W. (2005). Signal transduction. Signaling specificity in yeast. Science (New York, N.Y.), 307(5710), 687–688.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Liu, S., Abbondanzieri, E. A., Rausch, J. W., Le Grice, S. F. J., & Zhuang, X. (2008). Slide into action: dynamic shuttling of HIV reverse transcriptase on nucleic acid substrates. Science (New York, N.Y.), 322(5904), 1092–1097.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Vignes, A. (2013). Extractive Metallurgy 1. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Dai, Z. (Ed.). (2016). Advances in Nanotheranostics I: Design and Fabrication of Theranosic Nanoparticles (Vol. 6). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Giliopoulos, D. J., Triantafyllidis, K. S., & Gournis, D. (2013). Chemical Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes for Dispersion in Epoxy Matrices. In A. Paipetis & V. Kostopoulos (Eds.), Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Aerospace Composite Materials: A New Generation of Multifunctional Hybrid Structural Composites (pp. 155–183). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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. (2014, August 20). Marine Plankton Found On Surface Of International Space Station. 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. (1995). School Facilities: States’ Financial and Technical Support Varies (No. HEHS-96-27). 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
Crosby, A. E. (2012). A phenomenological heuristic study of psychosocial factors that contribute to African American females’ HIV seroconversion (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, 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
Dorman, J. L. (2017, October 6). A Prolific Architect’s Groundbreaking Roots. New York Times, p. TR4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Stone 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Burns and Cuzzi 2006; Stone 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Burns and Cuzzi 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Liu et al. 2008)

About the journal

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

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