How to format your references using the Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace 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
Lea, D. W. (2014). Oceans. Not so permanent El Niño. Science (New York, N.Y.), 344(6179), 52–53.
A journal article with 2 authors
Karakas, E., & Furukawa, H. (2014). Crystal structure of a heterotetrameric NMDA receptor ion channel. Science (New York, N.Y.), 344(6187), 992–997.
A journal article with 3 authors
Weil, D., Graham, M., & Fung, A. (2013). Science and regulation. Targeting transparency. Science (New York, N.Y.), 340(6139), 1410–1411.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Kollmann, M., Løvdok, L., Bartholomé, K., Timmer, J., & Sourjik, V. (2005). Design principles of a bacterial signalling network. Nature, 438(7067), 504–507.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Morvillo, N. (2010). Science and Religion. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Wong, K.-C. (Ed.). (2016). Big Data Analytics in Genomics. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Sterer, N., & Rosenberg, M. (2011). Breath Odors of Nasal and Pharyngeal Origin. In M. Rosenberg (Ed.), Breath Odors: Origin, Diagnosis, and Management (pp. 41–46). 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 Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.

Blog post
Andrew, D. (2016, October 17). Ban Imported American Lobsters – Before They Take Over Europe. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (2003). Joint Strike Fighter Acquisition: Cooperative Program Needs Greater Oversight to Ensure Goals Are Met (No. GAO-03-775). 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
Leonard, J. M. (2001). The Effect of Manufacturing Establishments on Local Area per Capita Personal Income in the U.S. 1967-1990 (Doctoral dissertation). University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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
(nyt), S. K. (2005, January 25). World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Last Regional Governor’s Election. New York Times, p. A7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lea, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Karakas & Furukawa, 2014; Lea, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Karakas & Furukawa, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Weil, Graham, & Fung, 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Kollmann, Løvdok, Bartholomé, Timmer, & Sourjik, 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titlePeace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
AbbreviationPeace Confl.
ISSN (print)1078-1919
ISSN (online)1532-7949
ScopePolitical Science and International Relations

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