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
Agrawal, A. F. (2015). Evolutionary biology: Infection elevates diversity. Nature, 525(7570), 464–465.
A journal article with 2 authors
Howard, J., & Hyman, A. A. (2003). Dynamics and mechanics of the microtubule plus end. Nature, 422(6933), 753–758.
A journal article with 3 authors
Takahashi, K., Mitsui, K., & Yamanaka, S. (2003). Role of ERas in promoting tumour-like properties in mouse embryonic stem cells. Nature, 423(6939), 541–545.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Cho, S., Kim, K.-D., Heo, J., Lee, J. Y., Cha, G., Seo, B. Y., et al. (2014). Role of additional PCBM layer between ZnO and photoactive layers in inverted bulk-heterojunction solar cells. Scientific reports, 4, 4306.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Windom, C. A., Sr., Gaidhani, H., & Fontana, A. (2010). Virtualizing. Indianapolis, IN, USA: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
An edited book
Proulx, T. (Ed.). (2011). Nonlinear Modeling and Applications, Volume 2: Proceedings of the 28th IMAC, A Conference on Structural Dynamics, 2010. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Bensebaa, K., Banon, G. J. F., Fonseca, L. M. G., & Erthal, G. J. (2008). On-orbit Spatial Resolution Estimation of CBERS-2 Imaging System Using Ideal Edge Target. In E. Damiani, K. Yétongnon, P. Schelkens, A. Dipanda, L. Legrand, & R. Chbeir (Eds.), Signal Processing for Image Enhancement and Multimedia Processing (pp. 37–48). 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 Neuropsychology Review.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, July 24). Pulsar Knocks Out Its Companion Star. 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. (1993). Astronaut Utilization (No. NSIAD-93-114R). 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
Ratliff, D. J. (2009). Teen parenting curriculum: A grant proposal project (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
Williams, J. (2017, May 19). A Guide to Writing Guides. New York Times, p. BR4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Agrawal 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Agrawal 2015; Howard and Hyman 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Howard and Hyman 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Cho et al. 2014)

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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