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
Schneier, B. (2001). Protecting privacy and liberty. Nature, 413(6858), 773.
A journal article with 2 authors
Morandi, B., & Carreira, E. M. (2012). Iron-catalyzed cyclopropanation in 6 M KOH with in situ generation of diazomethane. Science (New York, N.Y.), 335(6075), 1471–1474.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tanaka, Y., Okada, Y., & Hirokawa, N. (2005). FGF-induced vesicular release of Sonic hedgehog and retinoic acid in leftward nodal flow is critical for left-right determination. Nature, 435(7039), 172–177.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Lénárt, P., Bacher, C. P., Daigle, N., Hand, A. R., Eils, R., Terasaki, M., & Ellenberg, J. (2005). A contractile nuclear actin network drives chromosome congression in oocytes. Nature, 436(7052), 812–818.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pasher, E., & Ronen, T. (2011). The Complete Guide to Knowledge Management. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Truong, L. D. (2009). Frozen Section Library: Genitourinary Tract (S. S. Shen & J. Y. Ro, Eds.; Vol. 2). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Chevitarese, D. S., Szwarcman, D., & Vellasco, M. (2012). Speeding Up the Training of Neural Networks with CUDA Technology. In L. Rutkowski, M. Korytkowski, R. Scherer, R. Tadeusiewicz, L. A. Zadeh, & J. M. Zurada (Eds.), Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing: 11th International Conference, ICAISC 2012, Zakopane, Poland, April 29-May 3, 2012, Proceedings, Part I (pp. 30–38). 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. (2014, June 9). Study Suggests Rats Capable Of Feeling Regret Over Poor Choices. 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. (1991). Railroad Safety: DOD Can Improve the Safety of On-Base Track and Equipment (RCED-91-135). 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
Stevens, S. (2017). Aboard and Beyond [Doctoral dissertation]. George Washington 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
Salms-Moss, S. (2016, January 7). Absolutely Final Delivery. New York Times, A18.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schneier, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Morandi & Carreira, 2012; Schneier, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Morandi & Carreira, 2012)
  • Three authors: (Tanaka et al., 2005)
  • 6 or more authors: (Lénárt 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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