How to format your references using the Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science. 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
de Vries, S. (2015). Plant science: Precision positioning with peptides. Nature, 522(7557), 424–425.
A journal article with 2 authors
Roach, M., & Sauermann, H. (2015). ENTREPRENEURSHIP. Founders and joiners. Science (New York, N.Y.), 348(6240), 1200–1201.
A journal article with 3 authors
Carporzen, L., Gilder, S. A., & Hart, R. J. (2005). Palaeomagnetism of the Vredefort meteorite crater and implications for craters on Mars. Nature, 435(7039), 198–201.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Lizarralde, D., Gaherty, J. B., Collins, J. A., Hirth, G., & Kim, S. D. (2004). Spreading-rate dependence of melt extraction at mid-ocean ridges from mantle seismic refraction data. Nature, 432(7018), 744–747.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kenett, R. S., Zacks, S., & Amberti, D. (2013). Modern Industrial Statistics. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Bebis, G., Boyle, R., Parvin, B., Koracin, D., Kuno, Y., Wang, J., et al. (Eds.). (2009). Advances in Visual Computing: 5th International Symposium, ISVC 2009, Las Vegas, NV, USA, November 30-December 2, 2009. Proceedings, Part II (Vol. 5876). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Shmerkin, P. (2015). Projections of Self-Similar and Related Fractals: A Survey of Recent Developments. In C. Bandt, K. Falconer, & M. Zähle (Eds.), Fractal Geometry and Stochastics V (pp. 53–74). Cham: 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 Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, June 12). Imagine A World Without Oil. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (2007). Implementation of OMB Circular No. A-76 at Science Agencies (No. GAO-07-434R). 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
Thirumal, V. M. (2017). Production of Microbial Lipids from Lipomyces starkeyi (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
Pilon, M. (2012, June 3). For Olympic Contenders, the Prefontaine Serves as a Tuneup and as a Barometer. New York Times, p. SP7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (de Vries 2015).
This sentence cites two references (de Vries 2015; Roach and Sauermann 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Roach and Sauermann 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Lizarralde et al. 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleIntegrative Psychological and Behavioral Science
AbbreviationIntegr. Psychol. Behav. Sci.
ISSN (print)1932-4502
ISSN (online)1936-3567
Applied Psychology
Social Psychology
Cultural Studies

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