How to format your references using the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of Work and Organizational 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
Modugno, G. (2009). Physics. Universal few-body binding. Science (New York, N.Y.), 326(5960), 1640–1641.
A journal article with 2 authors
Aragão, L. E. O. C., & Shimabukuro, Y. E. (2010). The incidence of fire in Amazonian forests with implications for REDD. Science (New York, N.Y.), 328(5983), 1275–1278.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lee, R., Mason, A., & members of the NTA Network. (2014). Is low fertility really a problem? Population aging, dependency, and consumption. Science (New York, N.Y.), 346(6206), 229–234.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Krishnan, B., Levine, J. D., Lynch, M. K., Dowse, H. B., Funes, P., Hall, J. C., Hardin, P. E., & Dryer, S. E. (2001). A new role for cryptochrome in a Drosophila circadian oscillator. Nature, 411(6835), 313–317.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Raymond, S. U. (2013). Recession, Recovery, and Renewal: Long-Term Nonprofit Strategies for Rapid Economic Change. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Tryfonas, T., & Askoxylakis, I. (Eds.). (2014). Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust: Second International Conference, HAS 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014. Proceedings (Vol. 8533). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Amro, S. A., Chiclana, F., & Elizondo, D. A. (2012). Application of Fuzzy Logic in Computer Security and Forensics. In D. A. Elizondo, A. Solanas, & A. Martinez-Balleste (Eds.), Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security (pp. 35–49). 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 Work and Organizational Psychology.

Blog post
Taub, B. (2016, October 3). Something Weird Happens When You Give Cocaine To Fish. 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. (2003). Federal-Aid Highways: Cost and Oversight of Major Highway and Bridge Projects--Issues and Options (GAO-03-764T). 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
Proser, M. (2015). Ingredients for Optimal Care: Exploring Factors Associated with Patient Quality Outcomes among Federally-Qualified Health Centers [Doctoral dissertation]. George Washington 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. (2012, June 21). A Big Push To Get Going. New York Times, E6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Modugno, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Aragão & Shimabukuro, 2010; Modugno, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Aragão & Shimabukuro, 2010)
  • Three authors: (Lee et al., 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Krishnan et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleEuropean Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
AbbreviationEur. J. Work Org. Psychol.
ISSN (print)1359-432X
ISSN (online)1464-0643
ScopeOrganizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Applied Psychology

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