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
Heitman J. 2005. Cell biology. A fungal Achilles’ heel. Science. 309(5744):2175–76
A journal article with 2 authors
Sykes M, Nikolic B. 2005. Treatment of severe autoimmune disease by stem-cell transplantation. Nature. 435(7042):620–27
A journal article with 3 authors
Flower TP, Gribble M, Ridley AR. 2014. Deception by flexible alarm mimicry in an African bird. Science. 344(6183):513–16
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Uehara T, Nakamura T, Yao D, Shi Z-Q, Gu Z, et al. 2006. S-nitrosylated protein-disulphide isomerase links protein misfolding to neurodegeneration. Nature. 441(7092):513–17

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tavakoli JM. 2008. Structured Finance and Collateralized Debt Obligations. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Luo Y, ed. 2007. Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering: 4th International Conference, CDVE 2007, Shanghai, China, September 16-20, 2007. Proceedings, Vol. 4674. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer
A chapter in an edited book
Hansen MR, Kristensen JT. 2008. Experiences with Functional Programming in an Introductory Curriculum. In Reflections on the Teaching of Programming: Methods and Implementations, eds. J Bennedsen, ME Caspersen, M Kölling, pp. 30–46. 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
Andrew E. 2015. How Cancer Abducts Your Immune Cells – and What We Can Do About 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. 1991. Aerospace Plane Technology: Research and Development Efforts in Japan and Australia. NSIAD-92-5, 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
Balakrishnan G. 2017. Cognitive radio cooperative spectrum sensing. Doctoral dissertation thesis. California State University, Long Beach

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. 2015. From ‘Rocket Girl’ to Karaoke Superstar. New York Times, Feb. 22, , p. MB2

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Heitman 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Heitman 2005; Sykes & Nikolic 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Sykes & Nikolic 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Uehara et al. 2006)

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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