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
Johnson, S. C. (2014). Translational Medicine. A target for pharmacological intervention in an untreatable human disease. Science (New York, N.Y.), 346(6214), 1192.
A journal article with 2 authors
Feld, J. J., & Hoofnagle, J. H. (2005). Mechanism of action of interferon and ribavirin in treatment of hepatitis C. Nature, 436(7053), 967–972.
A journal article with 3 authors
Prytkova, T. R., Kurnikov, I. V., & Beratan, D. N. (2007). Coupling coherence distinguishes structure sensitivity in protein electron transfer. Science (New York, N.Y.), 315(5812), 622–625.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gröblacher, S., Hammerer, K., Vanner, M. R., & Aspelmeyer, M. (2009). Observation of strong coupling between a micromechanical resonator and an optical cavity field. Nature, 460(7256), 724–727.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Eichhorn, M. P. (2016). Natural Systems. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Waymire, E. C., & Duan, J. (Eds.). (2005). Probability and Partial Differential Equations in Modern Applied Mathematics (Vol. 140). New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Graf, J., Hecker, M., Mohr, M., & Snelting, G. (2016). Tool Demonstration: JOANA. In F. Piessens & L. Viganò (Eds.), Principles of Security and Trust: 5th International Conference, POST 2016, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2016, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, April 2–8, 2016, Proceedings (pp. 89–93). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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 Neuropsychology Review.

Blog post
Fang, J. (2014, September 18). King Richard III Suffered Nine Blows to the Skull. 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. (1996). DOE’s Laboratory Facilities (No. RCED-96-183R). 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
Dovale, M. J. (2013). Postwar japan’s hybrid modernity of in-betweenness: Historical, literary, and social perspectives (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
Harris, G. (2012, December 5). India’s Olympic Committee Is Suspended by the I.O.C. New York Times, p. B16.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Johnson 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Feld and Hoofnagle 2005; Johnson 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Feld and Hoofnagle 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Gröblacher et al. 2009)

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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