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
DiCicco-Bloom, E. (2006). Neuroscience. Neuron, know thy neighbor. Science (New York, N.Y.), 311(5767), 1560–1562.
A journal article with 2 authors
Goldsby, D. L., & Tullis, T. E. (2011). Flash heating leads to low frictional strength of crustal rocks at earthquake slip rates. Science (New York, N.Y.), 334(6053), 216–218.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schroeder, J. I., Kwak, J. M., & Allen, G. J. (2001). Guard cell abscisic acid signalling and engineering drought hardiness in plants. Nature, 410(6826), 327–330.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Houlahan, J. E., Findlay, C. S., Schmidt, B. R., Meyer, A. H., & Kuzmin, S. L. (2000). Quantitative evidence for global amphibian population declines. Nature, 404(6779), 752–755.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Prud’Homme, R. (2013). Flows and Chemical Reactions in Homogeneous Mixtures. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
van de Heetkamp, A. (2011). Origin Management: Rules of Origin in Free Trade Agreements (R. Tusveld, Ed.). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Bittsánszky, A., Gullner, G., Gyulai, G., & Komives, T. (2011). A Case Study: Uptake and Accumulation of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Cucurbitaceae Species. In P. Schröder & C. D. Collins (Eds.), Organic Xenobiotics and Plants: From Mode of Action to Ecophysiology (pp. 77–85). 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 Health Psychology.

Blog post
Davis, J. (2017, January 18). Wild Boar In The Czech Republic Are Still Radioactive 30 Years After Chernobyl. 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. (1982). Survey To Identify Models Used by Executive Agencies in the Policymaking Process (PAD-82-46). 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
Mazyck, B. S. (2012). Leadership behavior and teacher attrition: A qualitative phenomenological inquiry of job satisfaction [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Phoenix.

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
Mcbride, K. (2015, June 9). When It’s O.K. to Pay for a Story. New York Times, A23.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (DiCicco-Bloom, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (DiCicco-Bloom, 2006; Goldsby & Tullis, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Goldsby & Tullis, 2011)
  • Three authors: (Schroeder et al., 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Houlahan 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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