How to format your references using the European Journal of Psychological Assessment citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of Psychological Assessment. 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
Ohman, M. (2012). Biochemistry. A cold editor makes the adaptation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 335(6070), 805–806.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sato, M., & Toda, T. (2007). Alp7/TACC is a crucial target in Ran-GTPase-dependent spindle formation in fission yeast. Nature, 447(7142), 334–337.
A journal article with 3 authors
Männikkö, R., Elinder, F., & Larsson, H. P. (2002). Voltage-sensing mechanism is conserved among ion channels gated by opposite voltages. Nature, 419(6909), 837–841.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Leakey, M. G., Spoor, F., Brown, F. H., Gathogo, P. N., Kiarie, C., Leakey, L. N., & McDougall, I. (2001). New hominin genus from eastern Africa shows diverse middle Pliocene lineages. Nature, 410(6827), 433–440.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Davey, K. J. (2014). Building Winning Algorithmic Trading Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Gillies, R. M., Ashman, A. F., & Terwel, J. (Eds.). (2008). The Teacher’s Role in Implementing Cooperative Learning in the Classroom (Vol. 8). Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Doan, K., & Sinanovic, M. (2012). IFRS in der Kreuzfahrtindustrie Problematik der Ertragserfassung, Abschreibung, Rückstellung und Zweckgesellschaften. In A. Papathanassis, M. H. Breitner, C. Schoen, & N. Guhr (Eds.), Cruise Management: Information and Decision Support Systems (pp. 75–103). Gabler Verlag.

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 European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J. (2017, February 28). SpaceX Plans To Send Two People On A Mission To The Moon In 2018. IFLScience; 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. (1977). The Lummi Indian School of Aquaculture (HRD-77-108). 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
Hensley, A. L. (2009). Gender, personality, and coping: Unraveling gender in military post -deployment physical and mental wellness [Doctoral dissertation]. Capella 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
Walsh, M. W. (2016, January 30). Puerto Rico Proposes Plan to Delay Its Debt Payments to Free Up Cash. New York Times, B3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ohman, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Ohman, 2012; Sato & Toda, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Sato & Toda, 2007)
  • Three authors: (Männikkö et al., 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Leakey et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleEuropean Journal of Psychological Assessment
AbbreviationEur. J. Psychol. Assess.
ISSN (print)1015-5759
ISSN (online)2151-2426
ScopeApplied Psychology

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