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
Brown, R. H., Jr. (2008). Developmental biology. Neuron research leaps ahead. Science (New York, N.Y.), 321(5893), 1169–1170.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pawson, T., & Nash, P. (2003). Assembly of cell regulatory systems through protein interaction domains. Science (New York, N.Y.), 300(5618), 445–452.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gwynne, D. T., Judge, K. A., & Kelly, C. D. (2010). Evidence for male allocation in pipefish? Nature, 466(7310), E11; discussion E12.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Kato, Y., Myers, R. C., Driscoll, D. C., Gossard, A. C., Levy, J., & Awschalom, D. D. (2003). Gigahertz electron spin manipulation using voltage-controlled g-tensor modulation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 299(5610), 1201–1204.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hernandez, E. M., & Kamal-Eldin, A. (2013). Processing and Nutrition of Fats and Oils. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Mehandjiev, N., & Grefen, P. (Eds.). (2010). Dynamic Business Process Formation for Instant Virtual Enterprises. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Hens, T., & Rieger, M. O. (2016). Two-Period Model: State-Preference Approach. In M. O. Rieger (Ed.), Financial Economics: A Concise Introduction to Classical and Behavioral Finance (pp. 139–209). 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
Andrews, R. (2016, May 31). China Will Launch The World’s First Quantum Satellite This July. 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. (2000). Bureau of Indian Affairs: Use of Highway Trust Fund Resources (AIMD-00-285R). 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
Aguerrebere, Y. (2009). Case study of home-school visits [Doctoral dissertation]. Pepperdine University.

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
Saslow, L. (2007, July 8). LIPA Ponders Fate of Wind Farm as Costs Rise. New York Times, LI2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Brown, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Brown, 2008; Pawson & Nash, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Pawson & Nash, 2003)
  • Three authors: (Gwynne et al., 2010)
  • 6 or more authors: (Kato et al., 2003)

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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