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
Kerwin, L. (2002). Obituary: Franco Rasetti (1901-2001). Nature, 415(6872), 597.
A journal article with 2 authors
Win, M. N., & Smolke, C. D. (2008). Higher-order cellular information processing with synthetic RNA devices. Science (New York, N.Y.), 322(5900), 456–460.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tsushima, Y., Sasaki, Y., & Watanabe, T. (2006). Greater disruption due to failure of inhibitory control on an ambiguous distractor. Science (New York, N.Y.), 314(5806), 1786–1788.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Hatsugai, N., Kuroyanagi, M., Yamada, K., Meshi, T., Tsuda, S., Kondo, M., et al. (2004). A plant vacuolar protease, VPE, mediates virus-induced hypersensitive cell death. Science (New York, N.Y.), 305(5685), 855–858.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Altman, M. C. (2011). Kant and Applied Ethics. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Curtis, N., Finn, A., & Pollard, A. J. (Eds.). (2013). Hot Topics in Infection and Immunity in Children IX. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Dastani, M., Floor, C., & Meyer, J.-J. C. (2014). Programming Agents with Emotions. In T. Bosse, J. Broekens, J. Dias, & J. van der Zwaan (Eds.), Emotion Modeling: Towards Pragmatic Computational Models of Affective Processes (pp. 57–75). 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
Andrew, E. (2015, August 5). We’re Only Just Starting To Understand The Side-Effects Of Driverless Cars. 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. (2015). Pedestrians and Cyclists: Cities, States, and DOT Are Implementing Actions to Improve Safety (No. GAO-16-66). 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
Kinney, C. E. (2009). Realtime controller tuning for periodic disturbance rejection with application to active noise control (Doctoral dissertation). University of California San Diego, La Jolla, 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
Kelly, M. (1992, October 23). THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: The Democrats; Clinton, on Tour of Western States, Chides G.O.P. for Investigating His Mother. New York Times, p. A21.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kerwin 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Kerwin 2002; Win and Smolke 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Win and Smolke 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Hatsugai et al. 2004)

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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