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
Goldston, D. (2008). Financial planning. Nature, 454(7205), 680.
A journal article with 2 authors
Venters, B. J., & Pugh, B. F. (2013). Genomic organization of human transcription initiation complexes. Nature, 502(7469), 53–58.
A journal article with 3 authors
Deecke, V. B., Slater, P. J. B., & Ford, J. K. B. (2002). Selective habituation shapes acoustic predator recognition in harbour seals. Nature, 420(6912), 171–173.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Walther, P., Resch, K. J., Rudolph, T., Schenck, E., Weinfurter, H., Vedral, V., … Zeilinger, A. (2005). Experimental one-way quantum computing. Nature, 434(7030), 169–176.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smith, V. (2012). Toni Morrison. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Rebstock, M. (2008). Ontologies-Based Business Integration (J. Fengel & H. Paulheim, Eds.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Kim, A., & Kim, E. (2016). Spatial Agglomeration and Firm Performance in Korean Manufacturing Industry, 2012. In E. Kim & B. H. S. Kim (Eds.), Quantitative Regional Economic and Environmental Analysis for Sustainability in Korea (pp. 89–104). Singapore: 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. (2013, November 19). Geology of Mars Might Be More Complex Than Previously Believed.


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. (1980). Computerized Hospital Medical Information Systems Need Further Evaluation To Ensure Benefits From Huge Investments (No. AFMD-81-3). 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
Chiu, Y.-Y. L. (2012). Multicultural educational policies: A correlational investigation of cultural competencies and feelings of inclusion (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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
Protess, B., & Stevenson, A. (2016, November 14). S.E.C. Chief Among First to Plan Exit. New York Times, p. B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Goldston, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Goldston, 2008; Venters & Pugh, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Venters & Pugh, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Deecke, Slater, & Ford, 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Walther et al., 2005)

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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