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
Mascola, J. R. (2015). HIV. The modern era of HIV-1 vaccine development. Science (New York, N.Y.), 349(6244), 139–140.
A journal article with 2 authors
Schorlemmer, D., & Wiemer, S. (2005). Earth science: microseismicity data forecast rupture area. Nature, 434(7037), 1086.
A journal article with 3 authors
Guilderson, T. P., Reimer, P. J., & Brown, T. A. (2005). Geoscience. The boon and bane of radiocarbon dating. Science (New York, N.Y.), 307(5708), 362–364.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gogolla, N., Caroni, P., Lüthi, A., & Herry, C. (2009). Perineuronal nets protect fear memories from erasure. Science (New York, N.Y.), 325(5945), 1258–1261.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Baher, H. (2012). Signal Processing and Integrated Circuits. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Volchkov, V. V. (2009). Harmonic Analysis of Mean Periodic Functions on Symmetric Spaces and the Heisenberg Group. (Vitaly V. Volchkov, Ed.). London: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Zhou, Z.-R., Yu, H.-Y., Zheng, J., Qian, L.-M., & Yan, Y. (2013). Microtribology of Human Teeth. In H.-Y. Yu, J. Zheng, L.-M. Qian, & Y. Yan (Eds.), Dental Biotribology (pp. 117–139). 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
Davis, J. (2016, September 29). 1 In 10 South African Children May Have A Natural Defense Against AIDS. 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. (1992). Law Enforcement: Information on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Gang Reporting, Evaluation, and Tracking System (No. T-GGD-92-52). 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
Zhong, A. (2017). Product Development Considerations for a Nutrient Rich Bar Using Cricket (Acheta domesticus) Protein (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Crow, K. (2000, August 13). Snug as a Dog in a Baby Carrier Is the Latest Refrain for Pet Lovers. New York Times, p. 145.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Mascola 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Mascola 2015; Schorlemmer and Wiemer 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Schorlemmer and Wiemer 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Gogolla et al. 2009)

About the journal

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

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