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
Wang, K. (2014). Sampling biases in datasets of historical mean air temperature over land. Scientific Reports, 4, 4637.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shapiro, L., & Losick, R. (2013). Retrospective. Francois Jacob (1920-2013). Science (New York, N.Y.), 340(6135), 939.
A journal article with 3 authors
Reynolds, J. N., Hyland, B. I., & Wickens, J. R. (2001). A cellular mechanism of reward-related learning. Nature, 413(6851), 67–70.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Boal, A. K., Ilhan, F., DeRouchey, J. E., Thurn-Albrecht, T., Russell, T. P., & Rotello, V. M. (2000). Self-assembly of nanoparticles into structured spherical and network aggregates. Nature, 404(6779), 746–748.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Devolder, P., Janssen, J., & Manca, R. (2012). Stochastic Methods for Pension Funds. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Carnell, J. (2007). Pro Apache Struts with Ajax. (R. Harrop & K. Mittal, Eds.). Berkeley, CA: Apress.
A chapter in an edited book
Murray-Rust, D., & Robertson, D. (2015). Bootstrapping the Next Generation of Social Machines. In W. Li, M. N. Huhns, W.-T. Tsai, & W. Wu (Eds.), Crowdsourcing: Cloud-Based Software Development (pp. 53–71). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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
Andrew, E. (2015, May 14). Robotic Octopus Arm Could Revolutionize Surgery. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1989). Department of Education: Management of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (No. HRD-90-21BR). 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
Chotkevys, D. L. (2009). A grounded theory study to explore how nurses overcome barriers to spiritual care (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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
Steel, E. (2017, August 19). Murdoch Son’s Rebuke of Trump May Signal a Shift. New York Times, p. A12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wang, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Shapiro & Losick, 2013; Wang, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Shapiro & Losick, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Reynolds, Hyland, & Wickens, 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Boal et al., 2000)

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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