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
Gingeras TR. 2009. Implications of chimaeric non-co-linear transcripts. Nature. 461(7261):206–11
A journal article with 2 authors
He F, Hubbell SP. 2011. Species-area relationships always overestimate extinction rates from habitat loss. Nature. 473(7347):368–71
A journal article with 3 authors
Yartsev MM, Witter MP, Ulanovsky N. 2011. Grid cells without theta oscillations in the entorhinal cortex of bats. Nature. 479(7371):103–7
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Sanford E, Roth MS, Johns GC, Wares JP, Somero GN. 2003. Local selection and latitudinal variation in a marine predator-prey interaction. Science. 300(5622):1135–37

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Huddleston R. 2010. Android® Fully Loaded. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
An edited book
Engelhardt H, Kohler H-P, Fürnkranz-Prskawetz A, eds. 2009. Causal Analysis in Population Studies: Concepts, Methods, Applications, Vol. 23. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. 1st ed.
A chapter in an edited book
Najafi M, Afsham N, Abolmaesumi P, Rohling R. 2012. A Closed-Form Differential Formulation for Ultrasound Spatial Calibration. In Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions: Third International Conference, IPCAI 2012, Pisa, Italy, June 27, 2012. Proceedings, eds. P Abolmaesumi, L Joskowicz, N Navab, P Jannin, pp. 44–53. 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
Taub B. 2016. Your Dog’s Brain Can Understand What You Say And How You Say It. 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. 1996. Information Technology Investment: Agencies Can Improve Performance, Reduce Costs, and Minimize Risks. AIMD-96-64, 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
Tzillah A. 2009. The emissions of selected air pollutants from biodiesel fuel usage. Doctoral dissertation thesis. University of Cincinnati

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 C. 2013. Orphans, Drug Wars and Other Mysteries. New York Times, July 14, , p. A25B

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gingeras 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Gingeras 2009; He & Hubbell 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (He & Hubbell 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Sanford et al. 2003)

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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