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
Pimentel, D. (2000). Biological control of invading species. Science (New York, N.Y.), 289(5481), 869c.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bada, J. L., & Lazcano, A. (2003). Perceptions of science. Prebiotic soup--revisiting the Miller experiment. Science (New York, N.Y.), 300(5620), 745–746.
A journal article with 3 authors
Eagleman, D. M., Jacobson, J. E., & Sejnowski, T. J. (2004). Perceived luminance depends on temporal context. Nature, 428(6985), 854–856.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Pimtong, W., Datta, M., Ulrich, A. M., & Rhodes, J. (2014). Drl.3 governs primitive hematopoiesis in zebrafish. Scientific Reports, 4, 5791.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Balmori, D. (2014). Drawing and Reinventing Landscape. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Haupt, S. E., Pasini, A., & Marzban, C. (Eds.). (2009). Artificial Intelligence Methods in the Environmental Sciences. Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Höfler, H., Langer, R., Ott, K., & Keller, G. (2007). Prediction of Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Carcinomas of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract. In M. Dietel (Ed.), Targeted Therapies in Cancer (pp. 33–36). 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. (2014, September 29). Branched Chain Amino Acids Levels Spike Years Before Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis. 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. (1993). Aircraft Certification: New FAA Approach Needed to Meet Challenges of Advanced Technology (RCED-93-155). 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
Bell, K. D. (2010). Fatherhood connected: A curriculum development project for adolescent fathers in the juvenile justice system [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Barron, J. (2017, May 7). The Coda to a Remarkable Career: Barbara Cook Has Retired. New York Times, A19.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Pimentel, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Bada & Lazcano, 2003; Pimentel, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Bada & Lazcano, 2003)
  • Three authors: (Eagleman et al., 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Pimtong et al., 2014)

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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