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
Trivedi BP. 2012. Neuroscience: hardwired for taste. Nature. 486(7403):S7-9
A journal article with 2 authors
Kofman AG, Kurizki G. 2000. Acceleration of quantum decay processes by frequent observations. Nature. 405(6786):546–50
A journal article with 3 authors
Silva-Santos B, Pennington DJ, Hayday AC. 2005. Lymphotoxin-mediated regulation of gammadelta cell differentiation by alphabeta T cell progenitors. Science. 307(5711):925–28
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Skålén K, Gustafsson M, Rydberg EK, Hultén LM, Wiklund O, et al. 2002. Subendothelial retention of atherogenic lipoproteins in early atherosclerosis. Nature. 417(6890):750–54

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Speight JG, Foote R. 2011. Ethics in Science and Engineering. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Jorge AM, Torgo L, Brazdil P, Camacho R, Gama J, eds. 2005. Knowledge Discovery in Databases: PKDD 2005: 9th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Porto, Portugal, October 3-7, 2005. Proceedings, Vol. 3721. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer
A chapter in an edited book
Maguire R. 2013. Foundations of International Climate Law: Objectives, Principles and Methods. In Climate Change and the Law, eds. EJ Hollo, K Kulovesi, M Mehling, pp. 83–110. 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 Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior.

Blog post
Andrew E. 2015. FDA Considering Releasing Genetically-Modified Mosquitos In Florida. 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. 1989. Space Shuttle: Follow-up Evaluation of NASA’s Solid Rocket Motor Procurement. NSIAD-89-89, 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
O’Leary JJ. 2012. Telling the story: Teaching leaders the art of storytelling and its impact on individuals and the organization. Doctoral dissertation thesis. Pepperdine University

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
Kishkovsky S. 2005. Moscow Theater Hit Again by Fire. New York Times, May 28, , p. B10

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Trivedi 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Kofman & Kurizki 2000; Trivedi 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Kofman & Kurizki 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Skålén et al. 2002)

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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