How to format your references using the British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology. 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
Lähteenmäki, R. (2002). Finnish biotechnology--built on solid foundations. Nature, 420(6916 Suppl), A34-5, A37, A39.
A journal article with 2 authors
Karki, B. B., & Stixrude, L. P. (2010). Viscosity of MgSiO3 liquid at Earth’s mantle conditions: implications for an early magma ocean. Science (New York, N.Y.), 328(5979), 740–742.
A journal article with 3 authors
Henrich, J., Heine, S. J., & Norenzayan, A. (2010). Most people are not WEIRD. Nature, 466(7302), 29.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Zadnik, K., Jones, L. A., Irvin, B. C., Kleinstein, R. N., Manny, R. E., Shin, J. A., & Mutti, D. O. (2000). Myopia and ambient night-time lighting. CLEERE Study Group. Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Ethnicity and Refractive Error. Nature, 404(6774), 143–144.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wren, C. (2011). Concise Guide to Pediatric Arrhythmias. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Banik, B. K. (Ed.). (2013). β-Lactams: Unique Structures of Distinction for Novel Molecules (Vol. 30). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Delgado, A., & Calegari, D. (2015). Changing the Focus of an Organization: From Information Systems to Process Aware Information Systems. In K. Gaaloul, R. Schmidt, S. Nurcan, S. Guerreiro, & Q. Ma (Eds.), Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling: 16th International Conference, BPMDS 2015, 20th International Conference, EMMSAD 2015, Held at CAiSE 2015, Stockholm, Sweden, June 8-9, 2015, Proceedings (pp. 53–67). 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 British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology.

Blog post
Andrew, D. (2017, March 8). New Ways To Treat Depression In Teenagers. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/new-ways-to-treat-depression-in-teenagers/

Reports

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. (1988). Arthur Schoenhaut (No. OP-4-OH). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Thompson, P. (2012). An exploratory study of work-related imagined interactions with real-life coworkers (Doctoral dissertation). Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.

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
Vecsey, G. (2011, April 1). Minaya Still Watches the Mets, Who Failed on His Watch. New York Times, p. B12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lähteenmäki, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Karki & Stixrude, 2010; Lähteenmäki, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Karki & Stixrude, 2010)
  • Three authors: (Henrich, Heine, & Norenzayan, 2010)
  • 6 or more authors: (Zadnik et al., 2000)

About the journal

Full journal titleBritish Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology
AbbreviationBr. J. Math. Stat. Psychol.
ISSN (print)0007-1102
ISSN (online)2044-8317
ScopeArts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
Statistics and Probability
General Medicine
General Psychology

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