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
Maxmen, A. (2010). Fighting the monster. Nature, 466(7304), S18-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Grant, P. R., & Grant, B. R. (2006). Evolution of character displacement in Darwin’s finches. Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5784), 224–226.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dalton, C. A., Langmuir, C. H., & Gale, A. (2014). Geophysical and geochemical evidence for deep temperature variations beneath mid-ocean ridges. Science (New York, N.Y.), 344(6179), 80–83.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Fontaine, S., Barot, S., Barré, P., Bdioui, N., Mary, B., & Rumpel, C. (2007). Stability of organic carbon in deep soil layers controlled by fresh carbon supply. Nature, 450(7167), 277–280.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wong, B. P., Mittal, A., Cao, Y., & Starr, G. (2005). Nano-CMOS Circuit and Physical Design. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Quarteroni, A. (2014). Matematica Numerica. (R. Sacco, F. Saleri, & P. Gervasio, Eds.) (4a edizione, Vol. 77). Milano: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Mallikarjuna, K., Sushma, N. J., & Deva Prasad Raju, B. (2013). Novel, Fast, Bio-Derivatized Sonochemical Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles by Using Piper betle Leaf Broth as a Reducing and Capping Agent. In P. K. Giri, D. K. Goswami, & A. Perumal (Eds.), Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Dec 8-10, 2011, Guwahati, India (pp. 41–49). 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 Review of Social Psychology.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014, November 20). Languages “Lost” In Infancy Discovered In The Brain. 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. (2000). Intercity Passenger Rail: Decisions on the Future of Amtrak and Intercity Passenger Rail Are Approaching (No. T-RCED-00-277). 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
Vu, M. H. (2010). Efficiency of pair-wise and multiple alignment algorithms in computational biology (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Koblin, J. (2017, August 10). Never Mind the Ratings. New York Times, p. B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Maxmen, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Grant & Grant, 2006; Maxmen, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Grant & Grant, 2006)
  • Three authors: (Dalton, Langmuir, & Gale, 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Fontaine et al., 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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