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
Lawler A. 2000. SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION: A More Cautious NASA Sets Plans for Mars. Science. 290(5493):915a–16
A journal article with 2 authors
Polka JK, Krukenberg KA. 2014. Making science a desirable career. Science. 346(6215):1422
A journal article with 3 authors
Chiappe LM, Salgado L, Coria RA. 2001. Embryonic skulls of titanosaur sauropod dinosaurs. Science. 293(5539):2444–46
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Rappas M, Schumacher J, Beuron F, Niwa H, Bordes P, et al. 2005. Structural insights into the activity of enhancer-binding proteins. Science. 307(5717):1972–75

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Steele D. 2011. From Therapist to Coach. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Clarke D, Agha G, eds. 2010. Coordination Models and Languages: 12th International Conference, COORDINATION 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 7-9, 2010. Proceedings, Vol. 6116. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer
A chapter in an edited book
Li D, Li Z, Ma W, Chen H. 2010. Constrained Surface-Level Gateway Placement for Underwater Acoustic Wireless Sensor Networks. In Combinatorial Optimization and Applications: 4th International Conference, COCOA 2010, Kailua-Kona, HI, USA, December 18-20, 2010, Proceedings, Part II, eds. W Wu, O Daescu, pp. 46–57. 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 Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior.

Blog post
O`Callaghan J. 2016. A Star Is On A Collision Course With The Edge Of Our Solar System. 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. 1997. F/A-18E/F Aircraft Production Decision Should Be Postponed. NSIAD-97-106R, 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
Berbery ML. 2010. Predictors of White adoptive parents’ cultural and racial socialization behaviors with their Asian adopted children. Doctoral dissertation thesis. University of Maryland, College Park

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
Gustines GG. 2014. Archie Comic Picks Film and TV Writer for Top Creative Post. New York Times, March 3, , p. B3

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lawler 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Lawler 2000; Polka & Krukenberg 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Polka & Krukenberg 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Rappas et al. 2005)

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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