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
Schrope, M. (2001). Criticism mounts as Bush backs out of Kyoto accord. Nature, 410(6829), 616.
A journal article with 2 authors
Koyama, K., & Takemoto, S. (2014). Morning reduction of photosynthetic capacity before midday depression. Scientific Reports, 4, 4389.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sugden, A., Smith, J., & Pennisi, E. (2008). The future of forests. Science (New York, N.Y.), 320(5882), 1435.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Sideris, P. J., Nielsen, U. G., Gan, Z., & Grey, C. P. (2008). Mg/Al ordering in layered double hydroxides revealed by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy. Science (New York, N.Y.), 321(5885), 113–117.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Volpe, M. A. (2013). Rethinking Christian Identity. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
An edited book
Chacon, R. J., & Dye, D. H. (Eds.). (2007). The Taking and Displaying of Human Body Parts as Trophies by Amerindians. Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Kar-Narayan, S., Crossley, S., & Mathur, N. D. (2014). Electrocaloric Multilayer Capacitors. In T. Correia & Q. Zhang (Eds.), Electrocaloric Materials: New Generation of Coolers (pp. 91–105). 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 European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

Blog post
Hale, T. (2016, May 23). Watch What Happens If You Fill A Balloon With Liquid Nitrogen. 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. (1992). High-Speed Ground Transport: Acquiring Rights-of-Way for Maglev Systems Requires a Flexible Approach (RCED-92-82). 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
Yuan, S. (2008). Aberrations of anamorphic optical systems [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Arizona.

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
Crow, K. (2002, December 8). Posters of Upscale Batterers Show That Class Offers No Immunity. New York Times, 146.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schrope, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Koyama & Takemoto, 2014; Schrope, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Koyama & Takemoto, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Sugden et al., 2008)
  • 6 or more authors: (Sideris et al., 2008)

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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