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
May, M. (2013). The spine. Nature, 503(7475), S1.
A journal article with 2 authors
Huang, A. S., & Tan, C. Y. H. (2010). Science and society. Achieving scientific eminence within Asia. Science (New York, N.Y.), 329(5998), 1471–1472.
A journal article with 3 authors
Silvarolla, M. B., Mazzafera, P., & Fazuoli, L. C. (2004). Plant biochemistry: a naturally decaffeinated arabica coffee. Nature, 429(6994), 826.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Yoo, C.-H., Yeom, J.-H., Heo, J.-J., Song, E.-K., Lee, S.-I., & Han, M.-K. (2014). Interferon β protects against lethal endotoxic and septic shock through SIRT1 upregulation. Scientific Reports, 4, 4220.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kurrer, K.-E. (2016). Geschichte der Baustatik. Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn, Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG.
An edited book
Adney, W. S., McMillan, J. D., Mielenz, J., & Klasson, K. T. (Eds.). (2008). Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals: Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals Held April 29–May 2, 2007, in Denver, Colorado. Humana Press.
A chapter in an edited book
Kaminsky, R., Kallweit, S., Rossi, M., Morbiducci, U., Scalise, L., Verdonck, P., & Tomasini, E. P. (2008). PIV Measurements of Flows in Artificial Heart Valves. In A. Schroeder & C. E. Willert (Eds.), Particle Image Velocimetry: New Developments and Recent Applications (pp. 55–72). 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, D. (2016, October 19). Your Light Bulbs Could Be Playing Havoc With Your Health – Here’s Why. 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. (2001). Restructuring of the District of Columbia Department of Public Works’ Division of Transportation (GAO-01-347R). 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
Beahm, A. C. (2009). The political ecology of tourism development in the Ecuadorian Amazon [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
Creswell, J., & Story, L. (2011, July 27). On All Levels of the Economy, Concern About the Impasse: Losing Top Rating Could Cost Growth And Job Creation. New York Times, B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (May, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Huang & Tan, 2010; May, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Huang & Tan, 2010)
  • Three authors: (Silvarolla et al., 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Yoo et al., 2014)

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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