How to format your references using the Pastoral Psychology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Pastoral 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
Savage, N. (2015). Metastasis: Resistance fighters. Nature, 528(7582), S128-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Barth, C., & Reichling, M. (2001). Imaging the atomic arrangements on the high-temperature reconstructed alpha-Al2O3(0001) surface. Nature, 414(6859), 54–57.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ghosh, P., Garzione, C. N., & Eiler, J. M. (2006). Rapid uplift of the Altiplano revealed through 13C-18O bonds in paleosol carbonates. Science (New York, N.Y.), 311(5760), 511–515.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Burton, R. A., Wilson, S. M., Hrmova, M., Harvey, A. J., Shirley, N. J., Medhurst, A., et al. (2006). Cellulose synthase-like CslF genes mediate the synthesis of cell wall (1,3;1,4)-beta-D-glucans. Science (New York, N.Y.), 311(5769), 1940–1942.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Deuff, D., & Cosquer, M. (2013). User-Centered Agile Method. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Bru, R., & Romero-Vivó, S. (Eds.). (2009). Positive Systems: Proceedings of the third Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Positive Systems: Theory and Applications (POSTA 2009) Valencia, Spain, September 2-4, 2009 (Vol. 389). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Qureshi, A. H. (2013). Distinguished Essay: Reflections on the Global Trading Order Twenty Years After Marrakesh: A Development Perspective. In C. Herrmann, M. Krajewski, & J. P. Terhechte (Eds.), European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2014 (pp. 93–114). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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 Pastoral Psychology.

Blog post
Hamilton, K. (2017, February 23). The Most Important Thing You’re Not Discussing With Your Doctor. IFLScience. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/the-most-important-thing-youre-not-discussing-with-your-doctor/. Accessed 30 October 2018

Reports

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. (2015). Highlights of a Forum: 3D Printing: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Implications of Additive Manufacturing (No. GAO-15-505SP). 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
Creed, C. K. (2017). Identifying Controls on Patterns of Intermittent Streamflow in Three Streams of the American Southwest: A Geospatial Approach (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
Herrman, J. (2017, October 2). Trust Bust. New York Times, p. BR13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Savage 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Barth and Reichling 2001; Savage 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Barth and Reichling 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Burton et al. 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titlePastoral Psychology
AbbreviationPastoral Psychol.
ISSN (print)0031-2789
ISSN (online)1573-6679
ScopeReligious studies
Applied Psychology
Social Psychology
Sociology and Political Science

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