How to format your references using the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 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
Knight, P. L. (2005). Physics. The observation of matter wave fluctuations. Science (New York, N.Y.), 310(5748), 631–632.
A journal article with 2 authors
Cha, R. S., & Kleckner, N. (2002). ATR homolog Mec1 promotes fork progression, thus averting breaks in replication slow zones. Science (New York, N.Y.), 297(5581), 602–606.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bartels, T., Choi, J. G., & Selkoe, D. J. (2011). α-Synuclein occurs physiologically as a helically folded tetramer that resists aggregation. Nature, 477(7362), 107–110.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Kim, K.-T., Park, J., Jo, S. J., Jung, S., Kwon, O. S., Gallerano, G. P., Park, W.-Y., & Park, G.-S. (2013). High-power femtosecond-terahertz pulse induces a wound response in mouse skin. Scientific Reports, 3, 2296.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Schulman, F. Y. (2016). Veterinarian’s Guide to Maximizing Biopsy Results. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Muntean, T., Poulakis, D., & Rolland, R. (Eds.). (2013). Algebraic Informatics: 5th International Conference, CAI 2013, Porquerolles, France, September 3-6, 2013. Proceedings (Vol. 8080). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Lew Yan Voon, L. C., & Willatzen, M. (2009). Method of Invariants. In L. C. Lew Yan Voon (Ed.), The k p Method: Electronic Properties of Semiconductors (pp. 79–151). 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 Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, March 4). Remote-Controlled Cyborg Cockroaches Could Save Lives. 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. (2014). Information Technology: HUD Can Take Additional Actions to Improve Its Governance (GAO-15-56). 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
Mayfield, K. M. (2010). Project managers’ experience and description of decision uncertainty associated with the agile software development methodology: A phenomenological study [Doctoral dissertation]. Capella 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. (2009, March 15). Big Breaks on Unpaid Parking Tickets, for a Limited Time Only. New York Times, LI6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Knight, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Cha & Kleckner, 2002; Knight, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Cha & Kleckner, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Bartels et al., 2011)
  • 6 or more authors: (Kim et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titlePsychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
AbbreviationPsychiatr. Rehabil. J.
ISSN (print)1095-158X
ISSN (online)1559-3126
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health
Health Professions (miscellaneous)

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