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
Grützmacher, H. (2000). CHEMISTRY: New Chemical Bricks Made Through Phosphorus Tricks. Science (New York, N.Y.), 289(5480), 737–738.
A journal article with 2 authors
Cisek, P., & Kalaska, J. F. (2004). Neural correlates of mental rehearsal in dorsal premotor cortex. Nature, 431(7011), 993–996.
A journal article with 3 authors
Strauss, S. H., Costanza, A., & Séguin, A. (2015). BIOTECHNOLOGY. Genetically engineered trees: Paralysis from good intentions. Science (New York, N.Y.), 349(6250), 794–795.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gong, H., Li, J., Xu, A., Tang, Y., Ji, W., Gao, R., Wang, S., Yu, L., Tian, C., Li, J., Yen, H.-Y., Man Lam, S., Shui, G., Yang, X., Sun, Y., Li, X., Jia, M., Yang, C., Jiang, B., … Rao, Z. (2018). An electron transfer path connects subunits of a mycobacterial respiratory supercomplex. Science (New York, N.Y.).

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Çayirci, E., & Rong, C. (2009). Security in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Rubin, E., & Sakamoto, K. (Eds.). (2009). Modulation of Protein Stability in Cancer Therapy. Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Veron, J. (charlie) E. N. (2011). Coral Taxonomy and Evolution. In Z. Dubinsky & N. Stambler (Eds.), Coral Reefs: An Ecosystem in Transition (pp. 37–45). 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
Fang, J. (2015, August 20). Vampire Spiders Hunt Blood-Filled, Malaria-Spreading Mosquitoes. 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. (1999). Schools And Libraries Program: Actions Taken to Improve Operational Procedures Prior to Committing Funds (RCED-99-51). 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
Moss, K. A. (2017). The Development and Diffusion of the Cult of Isis in the Hellenistic Period [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Arizona.

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
Childs, M. (2017, March 27). Pimco and Star Investor Settle Venomous War Over His Ouster. 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 (Grützmacher, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Cisek & Kalaska, 2004; Grützmacher, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Cisek & Kalaska, 2004)
  • Three authors: (Strauss et al., 2015)
  • 6 or more authors: (Gong et al., 2018)

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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