How to format your references using the European Review of Social Psychology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Review of Social 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
Wiechert, U. H. (2002). Geology. Earth’s early atmosphere. Science (New York, N.Y.), 298(5602), 2341–2342.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chen, A., & Sooryakumar, R. (2013). Patterned time-orbiting potentials for the confinement and assembly of magnetic dipoles. Scientific Reports, 3, 3124.
A journal article with 3 authors
Corezzi, S., Fioretto, D., & Rolla, P. (2002). Bond-controlled configurational entropy reduction in chemical vitrification. Nature, 420(6916), 653–656.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Madon, T., Hofman, K. J., Kupfer, L., & Glass, R. I. (2007). Public health. Implementation science. Science (New York, N.Y.), 318(5857), 1728–1729.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Krysinski, T., & Malburet, F. (2013). Mechanical Instability. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Gorgulho, A. (2013). Intelligent Financial Portfolio Composition based on Evolutionary Computation Strategies (R. F. M. F. Neves & N. C. G. Horta, Eds.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Hutchinson, C. R. (2005). Manipulating Microbial Metabolites for Drug Discovery and Production. In L. Zhang & A. L. Demain (Eds.), Natural Products: Drug Discovery and Therapeutic Medicine (pp. 77–93). Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.

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 Review of Social Psychology.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2013, November 29). Astronomers Discover Planetary System Much Like Our Own. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from IFLScience website:


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. (1991). High-Performance Computing: Industry Uses of Supercomputers and High-Speed Networks (No. IMTEC-91-58). 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
Young, D. L. (2012). A phenomenological investigation of science center exhibition developers’ expertise development (Doctoral dissertation). University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

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
Schembari, J. (2016, October 20). Take a Spin With a Pro. New York Times, p. B4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wiechert, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Chen & Sooryakumar, 2013; Wiechert, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Chen & Sooryakumar, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Corezzi, Fioretto, & Rolla, 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Madon, Hofman, Kupfer, & Glass, 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleEuropean Review of Social Psychology
AbbreviationEur. Rev. Soc. Psychol.
ISSN (print)1046-3283
ISSN (online)1479-277X
ScopeSocial Psychology

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