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
Sarewitz, D. (2011). The voice of science: let’s agree to disagree. Nature, 478(7367), 7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wade, J., & Wood, B. J. (2001). The Earth’s “missing” niobium may be in the core. Nature, 409(6816), 75–78.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sherwood, S. C., Lanzante, J. R., & Meyer, C. L. (2005). Radiosonde daytime biases and late-20th century warming. Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5740), 1556–1559.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Borges da Silva, H., Beura, L. K., Wang, H., Hanse, E. A., Gore, R., Scott, M. C., et al. (2018). The purinergic receptor P2RX7 directs metabolic fitness of long-lived memory CD8+ T cells. Nature, 559(7713), 264–268.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Heywood, J. (2005). Engineering Education. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Lemle, E. (2015). Two Bit Circus and the Future of Entertainment. (K. Bomkamp, M. K. Williams, & E. Cutbirth, Eds.). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Purewal, A. S., Krauskopf, B., & Postlethwaite, C. M. (2016). Global Effects of Time-Delayed Feedback Control Applied to the Lorenz System. In E. Schöll, S. H. L. Klapp, & P. Hövel (Eds.), Control of Self-Organizing Nonlinear Systems (pp. 81–103). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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
Carpineti, A. (2016, October 12). Proxima Centauri Has A Starspot Cycle Just Like Our Sun. 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. (1990). Automated Systems: Legislative Branch’s Efforts in Sharing Payroll/Personnel Systems (No. IMTEC-90-20). 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
Bergh, P. A. (2009). Reconfiguring academic priorities: Through the eyes of Michigan community college Chief Academic Officers (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
Qiu, L. (2017, April 3). Lessons and Interpretations on the Court Nomination Process. New York Times, p. A13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kell 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Macfadden 2005; Tobie 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Wade and Wood 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Li et al. 2003)

About the journal

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

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