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
Smith, C. (2005). Genomics: big tasks for small molecules. Nature, 435(7044), 991.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sabel, T., & Zschocher, M. (2013). Transition of refractive index contrast in course of grating growth. Scientific reports, 3, 2552.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wynn, T. A., Chawla, A., & Pollard, J. W. (2013). Macrophage biology in development, homeostasis and disease. Nature, 496(7446), 445–455.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Derégnaucourt, S., Mitra, P. P., Fehér, O., Pytte, C., & Tchernichovski, O. (2005). How sleep affects the developmental learning of bird song. Nature, 433(7027), 710–716.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Center for Chemical Process Safety. (2013). Guidelines for Managing Process Safety Risks During Organizational Change. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Ziaja, W. (Ed.). (2016). Transformation of the natural environment in Western Sørkapp Land (Spitsbergen) since the 1980s (1st ed. 2016.). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Florian, M. (2006). Network Equilibrium Models for Analyzing Toll Highways. In S. Lawphongpanich, D. W. Hearn, & M. J. Smith (Eds.), Mathematical and Computational Models for Congestion Charging (pp. 105–115). Boston, MA: Springer US.

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. (2015, August 17). Darwin’s Theory May Be Brilliant But It Doesn’t Explain Everything. IFLScience. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/darwin-s-theory-may-be-brilliant-it-doesn-t-explain-everything/. Accessed 30 October 2018

Reports

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). National Transportation Safety Board: Observations on the Draft Business Plan for NTSB’s Training Center (No. GAO-07-886R). 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
Saurage-Altenloh, S. M. (2017). The Measured Influence of Supplier CSR on Brand Performance Expectations in B2B Relationships (Doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

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
Baker, P., & Shear, M. D. (2017, May 21). To President, Human Rights Concerns Are Often a Barrier to Trade. New York Times, p. A9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smith 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Sabel and Zschocher 2013; Smith 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Sabel and Zschocher 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Derégnaucourt et al. 2005)

About the journal

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