How to format your references using the Neuropsychology Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Neuropsychology Review. 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
Wang, M. D. (2008). A biophysicist marvels at the idea of grabbing microscopic particles with light by tweaking its phase. Nature, 454(7207), 921.
A journal article with 2 authors
Roth, M. S., & Deheyn, D. D. (2013). Effects of cold stress and heat stress on coral fluorescence in reef-building corals. Scientific reports, 3, 1421.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wood, B. J., Walter, M. J., & Wade, J. (2006). Accretion of the Earth and segregation of its core. Nature, 441(7095), 825–833.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Yoshida, Y., Kuroiwa, H., Misumi, O., Yoshida, M., Ohnuma, M., Fujiwara, T., et al. (2010). Chloroplasts divide by contraction of a bundle of nanofilaments consisting of polyglucan. Science (New York, N.Y.), 329(5994), 949–953.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tms. (2011). Engineering Solutions for Sustainability. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Herik, H. J. van D., Ciancarini, P., & Donkers, H. H. L. M. (jeroen) (Eds.). (2007). Computers and Games: 5th International Conference, CG 2006, Turin, Italy, May 29-31, 2006. Revised Papers (Vol. 4630). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Vosper, M. (2016). Principles of CT. In J. H. Bortz, A. Ramlaul, & L. Munro (Eds.), CT Colonography for Radiographers: A Guide to Performance and Image Interpretation (pp. 25–39). 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 Neuropsychology Review.

Blog post
Fang, J. (2014, August 28). Mystery of Death Valley’s Sliding Rocks Solved. 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. (1988). Air Traffic Control: Continued Improvements Needed in FAA’s Management of the NAS Plan (No. RCED-89-7). 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
Crawford, J. D. (2017). Teacher Job Satisfaction as Related to Student Performance on State-Mandated Testing (Doctoral dissertation). Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO.

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
Detrick, B. (2016, November 23). Goldie’s. New York Times, p. D6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wang 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Roth and Deheyn 2013; Wang 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Roth and Deheyn 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Yoshida et al. 2010)

About the journal

Full journal titleNeuropsychology Review
AbbreviationNeuropsychol. Rev.
ISSN (print)1040-7308
ISSN (online)1573-6660
ScopeNeuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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