How to format your references using the Psychology of Men & Masculinity citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Psychology of Men & Masculinity. 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
Richmond, B. (2001). Neuroscience. Information coding. Science (New York, N.Y.), 294(5551), 2493–2494.
A journal article with 2 authors
Contreras, J. L., & Reichman, J. H. (2015). DATA ACCESS. Sharing by design: Data and decentralized commons. Science (New York, N.Y.), 350(6266), 1312–1314.
A journal article with 3 authors
Arnqvist, G., Jones, T. M., & Elgar, M. A. (2003). Insect behaviour: reversal of sex roles in nuptial feeding. Nature, 424(6947), 387.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Lassagne, B., Tarakanov, Y., Kinaret, J., Garcia-Sanchez, D., Garcia-Sanchez, D., & Bachtold, A. (2009). Coupling mechanics to charge transport in carbon nanotube mechanical resonators. Science (New York, N.Y.), 325(5944), 1107–1110.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bar-Eli, M., Plessner, H., & Raab, M. (2011). Judgement, Decision Making and Success in Sport. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Bjørn, P. (2014). Sociomaterial-Design: Bounding Technologies in Practice (C. Østerlund, Ed.). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Merino, L., Caballero, F., Ferruz, J., Wiklund, J., Forssén, P.-E., & Ollero, A. (2007). Multi-UAV Cooperative Perception Techniques. In A. Ollero & I. Maza (Eds.), Multiple Heterogeneous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (pp. 67–110). 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 Psychology of Men & Masculinity.

Blog post
Andrew, D. (2015, June 25). 5 Science Facts Jurrassic World Totally Ignored. 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. (2011). Office of Science and Technology Policy: Violation of the Antideficiency Act (GAO-12-200T). 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
Munn, J. E. (2017). Information Technology Certification Training Implementation: Exploratory Case Study of Air Force and Civilian Leaders Experiences [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Phoenix.

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
Rothenberg, B. (2017, September 2). Mixture of Upsets and Injuries Leaves Chase for Men’s Title Wide Open. New York Times, SP3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Richmond, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Contreras & Reichman, 2015; Richmond, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Contreras & Reichman, 2015)
  • Three authors: (Arnqvist et al., 2003)
  • 6 or more authors: (Lassagne et al., 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titlePsychology of Men & Masculinity
AbbreviationPsychol. Men Masc.
ISSN (print)1524-9220
ISSN (online)1939-151X
ScopeApplied Psychology
Social Psychology
Gender Studies
Life-span and Life-course Studies

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