How to format your references using the Health Psychology Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Health Psychology Review. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Greenberg, D. S. (2007). Science and society. On the road to academic greatness--a parable. Science (New York, N.Y.), 317(5843), 1328–1329.
A journal article with 2 authors
Solomon, J. H., & Hartmann, M. J. (2006). Biomechanics: robotic whiskers used to sense features. Nature, 443(7111), 525.
A journal article with 3 authors
Moon-van der Staay, S. Y., De Wachter, R., & Vaulot, D. (2001). Oceanic 18S rDNA sequences from picoplankton reveal unsuspected eukaryotic diversity. Nature, 409(6820), 607–610.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Ebihara, M., Sekimoto, S., Shirai, N., Hamajima, Y., Yamamoto, M., Kumagai, K., … Yada, Y. (2011). Neutron activation analysis of a particle returned from asteroid Itokawa. Science (New York, N.Y.), 333(6046), 1119–1121.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Saadoun, A. P. (2012). Esthetic Soft Tissue Management of Teeth and Implants. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,.
An edited book
Völlm, B., & Nedopil, N. (Eds.). (2016). The Use of Coercive Measures in Forensic Psychiatric Care: Legal, Ethical and Practical Challenges. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Hu, M., Wu, Z.-Q., & Liu, Y. (2009). The fish fauna of mountain streams in the Guanshan National Nature Reserve, Jiangxi, China. In D. L. G. Noakes, A. Romero, Y. Zhao, & Y. Zhou (Eds.), Chinese Fishes (pp. 23–27). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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 Health Psychology Review.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, June 15). Seven New Genes Linked To Anxiety Disorders. 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. (2016). Intellectual Property: Survey of U.S. Patent Examiners (GAO-16-478SP, June 2016), an E-supplement to GAO-16-479 and GAO-16-490 (No. GAO-16-478SP). 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
Rutherford, C. (2010). The education of Dr. Khalil Totah (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
Leland, J. (2017, October 11). Roz Chast Is New Yorkier Than You. New York Times, p. MB1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Greenberg, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Greenberg, 2007; Solomon & Hartmann, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Solomon & Hartmann, 2006)
  • Three authors: (Moon-van der Staay, De Wachter, & Vaulot, 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Ebihara et al., 2011)

About the journal

Full journal titleHealth Psychology Review
AbbreviationHealth Psychol. Rev.
ISSN (print)1743-7199
ISSN (online)1743-7202
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health
Clinical Psychology

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