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
Rangel, T. F. (2012). Ecology. Amazonian extinction debts. Science (New York, N.Y.), 337(6091), 162–163.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hugall, A. F., & Stuart-Fox, D. (2012). Accelerated speciation in colour-polymorphic birds. Nature, 485(7400), 631–634.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bluestone, J. A., Herold, K., & Eisenbarth, G. (2010). Genetics, pathogenesis and clinical interventions in type 1 diabetes. Nature, 464(7293), 1293–1300.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Inoue, K., Kohda, T., Lee, J., Ogonuki, N., Mochida, K., Noguchi, Y., Tanemura, K., Kaneko-Ishino, T., Ishino, F., & Ogura, A. (2002). Faithful expression of imprinted genes in cloned mice. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5553), 297.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sato, T., Kammen, D. M., Duan, B., Macuha, M., Zhou, Z., Wu, J., Tariq, M., & Asfaw, S. A. (2015). Smart Grid Standards. John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.
An edited book
Lollino, G., Arattano, M., Rinaldi, M., Giustolisi, O., Marechal, J.-C., & Grant, G. E. (Eds.). (2015). Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 3: River Basins, Reservoir Sedimentation and Water Resources. Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Malo, M. Á., & Pagán, R. (2014). Hiring Workers with Disabilities When a Quota Requirement Exists: The Relevance of Firm’s Size. In M. Á. Malo & D. Sciulli (Eds.), Disadvantaged Workers: Empirical Evidence and Labour Policies (pp. 49–63). Springer International Publishing.

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, May 29). You’ve Been Drinking Coffee Wrong This Whole Time. 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. (2015). Aviation Security: TSA Has Taken Steps to Improve Vetting of Airport Workers (GAO-15-704T). 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
Hung, H.-C. (2006). Allocation of Jobs and Resources to Work Centers [Doctoral dissertation]. Ohio State University.

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
Herszenhorn, D. M. (2015, March 19). A Year After Seizing Crimea, Putin Celebrates as Ukraine Seethes. New York Times, A9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rangel, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Hugall & Stuart-Fox, 2012; Rangel, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Hugall & Stuart-Fox, 2012)
  • Three authors: (Bluestone et al., 2010)
  • 6 or more authors: (Inoue et al., 2002)

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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