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
Cohen, J. (2000). AIDS MEETING: South African Leader Declines to Join the Chorus on HIV and AIDS. Science (New York, N.Y.), 289(5477), 222a.
A journal article with 2 authors
Haga, S. B., & Venter, J. C. (2003). Genetics. FDA races in wrong direction. Science (New York, N.Y.), 301(5632), 466.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tschöp, M., Smiley, D. L., & Heiman, M. L. (2000). Ghrelin induces adiposity in rodents. Nature, 407(6806), 908–913.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Yen, T. J., Padilla, W. J., Fang, N., Vier, D. C., Smith, D. R., Pendry, J. B., et al. (2004). Terahertz magnetic response from artificial materials. Science (New York, N.Y.), 303(5663), 1494–1496.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ma, A. D., Roberts, H. R., & Escobar, M. A. (2012). Hemophilia and Hemostasis. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Nowicka, M., & Šerbedžija, V. (Eds.). (2016). Migration and Social Remittances in a Global Europe. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.
A chapter in an edited book
Berezovsky, J., Lau, W. H., Ghosh, S., Stephens, J., Stern, N. P., & Awschalom, D. D. (2007). Spin Coherence in Semiconductors. In M. E. Flatté & I. Ţifrea (Eds.), Manipulating Quantum Coherence in Solid State Systems (pp. 130–170). 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
Davis, J. (2015, September 29). Stem Cell Treatment Used To Cure Age-Related Blindness. 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. (2004). Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Major Management Issues Facing DOD’s Development and Fielding Efforts (No. GAO-04-530T). 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
Bai, S. (2008). Identification and Characterization of Senescence-Associated Proteins in Petunia Corollas (Doctoral dissertation). Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

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
Barron, J. (2017, September 26). Harlem Rezoning Proposal Would Create Memorial To African Burial Ground. New York Times, p. A28.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cohen 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Cohen 2000; Haga and Venter 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Haga and Venter 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Yen 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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