How to format your references using the Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior. 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
Wadman M. 2000. Republican candidates clash on fetal tissue in research. Nature. 403(6771):694
A journal article with 2 authors
Sharp PA, Langer R. 2011. Research agenda. Promoting convergence in biomedical science. Science. 333(6042):527
A journal article with 3 authors
Lyko F, Ramsahoye BH, Jaenisch R. 2000. DNA methylation in Drosophila melanogaster. Nature. 408(6812):538–40
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Erwin GS, Grieshop MP, Ali A, Qi J, Lawlor M, et al. 2017. Synthetic transcription elongation factors license transcription across repressive chromatin. Science. 358(6370):1617–22

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zirngibl L. 2005. Antifungal Azoles. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
An edited book
Seidl H, ed. 2012. Programming Languages and Systems: 21st European Symposium on Programming, ESOP 2012, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2012, Tallinn, Estonia, March 24 - April 1, 2012. Proceedings, Vol. 7211. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer
A chapter in an edited book
Evans L. 2015. What Academics Want from Their Professors: Findings from a Study of Professorial Academic Leadership in the UK. In Forming, Recruiting and Managing the Academic Profession, eds. U Teichler, WK Cummings, pp. 51–78. 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 Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior.

Blog post
Hale T. 2015. Beautiful Photography Of Russia’s Once Secretive Cosmonaut Camps. IFLScience.


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. Drug-Impaired Driving: Additional Support Needed for Public Awareness Initiatives. GAO-15-293, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Aquino-Centeno S. 2009. Contesting social memories and identities in the Zapotec Sierra of Oaxaca, Mexico. Doctoral dissertation thesis. University of Arizona

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
MacFARQUHAR N. 2015. Russian Movie Gets Applause in Hollywood but Scorn at Home. New York Times, Jan. 28, , p. A1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wadman 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Sharp & Langer 2011; Wadman 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Sharp & Langer 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Erwin et al. 2017)

About the journal

Full journal titleAnnual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior
AbbreviationAnnu. Rev. Organ. Psychol. Organ. Behav.
ISSN (print)2327-0608
ISSN (online)2327-0616

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