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
Knight, J. C. (2003). Photonic crystal fibres. Nature, 424(6950), 847–851.
A journal article with 2 authors
Carvalho, A. B., & Clark, A. G. (2005). Y chromosome of D. pseudoobscura is not homologous to the ancestral Drosophila Y. Science (New York, N.Y.), 307(5706), 108–110.
A journal article with 3 authors
Young, W. R., Roberts, A. J., & Stuhne, G. (2001). Reproductive pair correlations and the clustering of organisms. Nature, 412(6844), 328–331.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Tootle, T. L., Silver, S. J., Davies, E. L., Newman, V., Latek, R. R., Mills, I. A., et al. (2003). The transcription factor Eyes absent is a protein tyrosine phosphatase. Nature, 426(6964), 299–302.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wells, R. (2004). Global Credit Management. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
An edited book
Stosor, V., & Zembower, T. R. (Eds.). (2014). Infectious Complications in Cancer Patients (Vol. 161). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Lubaszewski, M., Balen, T., Schuler, E., Carro, L., & Huertas, J. L. (2007). Effects of Radiation on Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits. In R. Velazco, P. Fouillat, & R. Reis (Eds.), Radiation Effects on Embedded Systems (pp. 89–119). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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
Luntz, S. (2015, January 8). We’ll All be Getting an Extra Second in 2015. 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. (2006). Offshoring in Six Human Services Programs: Offshoring Occurs in Most States, Primarily in Customer Service and Software Development (No. GAO-06-342). 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
Berkowitz, A. E. (2015). Finding a Place for “Cacega Ayuwipi” within the Structure of American Indian Music and Dance Traditions (Doctoral dissertation). Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

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
Shear, M. D., & Baker, P. (2017, May 20). Saudis Welcome Trump’s Rebuff Of Obama’s Views. New York Times, p. A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Knight 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Carvalho and Clark 2005; Knight 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Carvalho and Clark 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Tootle et al. 2003)

About the journal

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

Other styles