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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Occupational Health 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
van der Oost, J. (2013). Molecular biology. New tool for genome surgery. Science (New York, N.Y.), 339(6121), 768–770.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shintani, T., & Klionsky, D. J. (2004). Autophagy in health and disease: a double-edged sword. Science (New York, N.Y.), 306(5698), 990–995.
A journal article with 3 authors
Percec, V., Ungar, G., & Peterca, M. (2006). Chemistry. Self-assembly in action. Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5783), 55–56.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Qin, L. C., Zhao, X., Hirahara, K., Miyamoto, Y., Ando, Y., & Iijima, S. (2000). The smallest carbon nanotube. Nature, 408(6808), 50.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Saliba, A. J., Corona, J. C., & Johnson, K. E. (2010). Option Spread Strategies. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Rothengatter, W., Hayashi, Y., & Schade, W. (Eds.). (2011). Transport Moving to Climate Intelligence: New Chances for Controlling Climate Impacts of Transport after the Economic Crisis. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Yampolskiy, R. V., Rebolledo-Mendez, J. D., & Hindi, M. M. (2014). Password Protected Visual Cryptography via Cellular Automaton Rule 30. In Y. Q. Shi, F. Liu, & W. Yan (Eds.), Transactions on Data Hiding and Multimedia Security IX: Special Issue on Visual Cryptography (pp. 57–67). Springer.

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 Health Psychology.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014, April 14). Explore the Ocean Floor From The Comfort Of Your Own Home. 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. (2010). Information Technology: Management Improvements Are Essential to VA’s Second Effort to Replace Its Outpatient Scheduling System (GAO-10-579). 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
McCullough, J. (2009). Functional outcomes and patient satisfaction. A retrospective study to determine if these factors are correlated in a clinical setting. A project report [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
(nyt), S. K. (2004, December 9). World Briefing | Europe: Russia: TV Journalist Suspended For Comment. New York Times, A10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (van der Oost, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Shintani & Klionsky, 2004; van der Oost, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Shintani & Klionsky, 2004)
  • Three authors: (Percec et al., 2006)
  • 6 or more authors: (Qin et al., 2000)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Occupational Health Psychology
AbbreviationJ. Occup. Health Psychol.
ISSN (print)1076-8998
ISSN (online)1939-1307
ScopePublic Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Applied Psychology

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