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
Heine, V., V. (2000). Crystal structure. As weird as they come. Nature, 403(6772), 836–837.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lyons, J. R., & Young, E. D. (2005). CO self-shielding as the origin of oxygen isotope anomalies in the early solar nebula. Nature, 435(7040), 317–320.
A journal article with 3 authors
Donlea, J. M., Ramanan, N., & Shaw, P. J. (2009). Use-dependent plasticity in clock neurons regulates sleep need in Drosophila. Science (New York, N.Y.), 324(5923), 105–108.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Wu, J., Brown, S. H. J., von Daake, S., & Taylor, S. S. (2007). PKA type IIalpha holoenzyme reveals a combinatorial strategy for isoform diversity. Science (New York, N.Y.), 318(5848), 274–279.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kim, Y.-H. (2010). Sound Propagation. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Venkataraman, K., Raghunathan, C., & Sivaperuman, C. (Eds.). (2012). Ecology of Faunal Communities on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Hölck, O., & Wunderle, B. (2015). Microelectronics Packaging Materials: Investigating the Influence of Moisture by Molecular Dynamics Simulations. In A. Wymyslowski, N. Iwamoto, M. Yuen, & H. Fan (Eds.), Molecular Modeling and Multiscaling Issues for Electronic Material Applications: Volume 2 (pp. 41–66). 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 European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

Blog post
Andrew, D. (2016, July 26). Why Don’t Plants Get Sunburn? 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. (1982). CETA Programs for Disadvantaged Adults: What Do We Know About Their Enrollees, Services, and Effectiveness (IPE-82-2). 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
Uzan, E. (2017). Secondary Mathematics Pre-Service Teachers’ Processes of Selection and Integration of Technology [Doctoral dissertation]. Indiana 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
Billard, M. (2010, November 4). Scouting Report. New York Times, E5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Heine, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Heine, 2000; Lyons & Young, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Lyons & Young, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Donlea et al., 2009)
  • 6 or more authors: (Wu et al., 2007)

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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