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
Connelly, J. N. (2010). Geochemistry. Adjusting the solar system’s absolute clock. Science (New York, N.Y.), 327(5964), 422–423.
A journal article with 2 authors
Petro, E. J., & Raben, D. M. (2013). Bacterial expression strategies for several Sus scrofa diacylglycerol kinase alpha constructs: solubility challenges. Scientific reports, 3, 1609.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mei, T.-S., Patel, H. H., & Sigman, M. S. (2014). Enantioselective construction of remote quaternary stereocentres. Nature, 508(7496), 340–344.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Panikashvili, D., Simeonidou, C., Ben-Shabat, S., Hanus, L., Breuer, A., Mechoulam, R., & Shohami, E. (2001). An endogenous cannabinoid (2-AG) is neuroprotective after brain injury. Nature, 413(6855), 527–531.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Edelstein, L. N., & Waehler, C. A. (2011). What Do I Say? Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Deng, Z., & Li, H. (Eds.). (2015). Proceedings of the 2015 Chinese Intelligent Automation Conference: Intelligent Information Processing (Vol. 336). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Lodi-Smith, J., & Park, D. C. (2011). Synapse: A Clinical Trial Examining the Impact of Actively Engaging the Aging Mind. In P. E. Hartman-Stein & A. LaRue (Eds.), Enhancing Cognitive Fitness in Adults: A Guide to the Use and Development of Community-Based Programs (pp. 67–83). 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 Pediatric Neuropsychology.

Blog post
Taub, B. (2016, October 12). Virus Uses Stolen DNA From Black Widow Spider Venom. 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. (2007). Low-Income and Minority Serving Institutions: Education Has Taken Steps to Improve Monitoring and Assistance, but Further Progress Is Needed (No. GAO-07-926T). 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
Ackerman, G. L. (2009). Information technology in the K–12 classroom: Curriculum and instruction reflecting emerging capacity and paradigms (Doctoral dissertation). Northcentral University, Scottsdale, 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
Leland, J. (2017, February 14). Dog Show? Whatever. New York Times, p. MB8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Connelly 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Connelly 2010; Petro and Raben 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Petro and Raben 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Panikashvili et al. 2001)

About the journal

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

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