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
Coe, H. (2011). Atmospheric science. Aerosol chemistry and the Deepwater Horizon spill. Science (New York, N.Y.), 331(6022), 1273–1274.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rowan, L., & Coontz, R. (2002). Great balls of fire. Star formation: a Web supplement. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5552), 63.
A journal article with 3 authors
Volkov, I., Banavar, J. R., & Maritan, A. (2006). Comment on “Computational improvements reveal great bacterial diversity and high metal toxicity in soil.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5789), 918; author reply 918.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Bornstein, C., Nevo, S., Giladi, A., Kadouri, N., Pouzolles, M., Gerbe, F., David, E., Machado, A., Chuprin, A., Tóth, B., Goldberg, O., Itzkovitz, S., Taylor, N., Jay, P., Zimmermann, V. S., Abramson, J., & Amit, I. (2018). Single-cell mapping of the thymic stroma identifies IL-25-producing tuft epithelial cells. Nature, 559(7715), 622–626.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Niemi, V., & Nyberg, K. (2006). Universal Mobile Telecommunications System Security. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Cerdà-Alabern, L. (Ed.). (2008). Wireless Systems and Mobility in Next Generation Internet: 4th International Workshop of the EuroNGI/EuroFGI Network of Excellence Barcelona, Spain, January 16-18, 2008 Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 5122). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Kamat, R. K., Shinde, S. A., & Shelake, V. G. (2009). Arithmetic Core Design and Design Reuse of Soft IP Cores. In S. A. Shinde & V. G. Shelake (Eds.), Unleash the System On Chip using FPGAs and Handel C (pp. 81–113). 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
Andrew, D. (2016, November 12). Why New Law Banning All Psychoactive Substances Will Be Just Another ‘War On Drugs’ Disaster. 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. (2006). NASA: Long-Term Commitment to and Investment in Space Exploration Program Requires More Knowledge (GAO-06-817R). 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
Zhou, Y. (2010). Resource Management in Wireless Networks: Queue Management and Scheduling in Mesh Networks and Multi-Access Control in Internetworking Systems [Doctoral dissertation]. George Washington 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
Rashbaum, W. K., & Kaplan, T. (2015, January 22). U.S. Says Assembly Speaker Took Millions in Payoffs, Abusing Office. New York Times, A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Coe, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Coe, 2011; Rowan & Coontz, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Rowan & Coontz, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Volkov et al., 2006)
  • 6 or more authors: (Bornstein et al., 2018)

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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