How to format your references using the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Occupational and Organizational 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
Jansen, L. E. T. (2012). Genetics. Sowing the seeds of centromeres. Science (New York, N.Y.), 335(6066), 299–300.
A journal article with 2 authors
Remy, J.-J., & Hobert, O. (2005). An interneuronal chemoreceptor required for olfactory imprinting in C. elegans. Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5735), 787–790.
A journal article with 3 authors
Fenn, K. M., Nusbaum, H. C., & Margoliash, D. (2003). Consolidation during sleep of perceptual learning of spoken language. Nature, 425(6958), 614–616.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gillessen, S., Genzel, R., Fritz, T. K., Quataert, E., Alig, C., Burkert, A., … Ott, T. (2011). A gas cloud on its way towards the supermassive black hole at the Galactic Centre. Nature, 481(7379), 51–54.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ambaum, M. H. P. (2010). Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Christensen, S. H., Didier, C., Jamison, A., Meganck, M., Mitcham, C., & Newberry, B. (Eds.). (2015). International Perspectives on Engineering Education: Engineering Education and Practice in Context, Volume 1 (Vol. 20). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Majid, S., Saini, S., Deng, G., & Dahiya, R. (2013). Epigenetics and MicroRNAs in Renal Cancer. In F. H. Sarkar (Ed.), Epigenetics and Cancer (pp. 63–84). 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 Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Blog post
Fang, J. (2014, September 26). Ancient Stone Toolmaking Evolved Multiple Times Across Continents. 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. (2009). Information Technology: Census Bureau Testing of 2010 Decennial Systems Can Be Strengthened (No. GAO-09-262). 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
Heyen, C. (2015). Two predictors of smoking behaviors in the LGBTQ population: Anxiety and internalized homophobia (Doctoral dissertation). Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

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
Vecsey, G. (2010, June 2). Coach Follows His Father While Leading His Way. New York Times, p. B11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dernburg, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Bunk, 2002; Hirose, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Remy & Hobert, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Fenn, Nusbaum, & Margoliash, 2003)
  • 6 or more authors: (Baker et al., 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
AbbreviationJ. Occup. Organ. Psychol.
ISSN (print)0963-1798
ISSN (online)2044-8325
ScopeOrganizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Applied Psychology

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