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
Bréon, F.-M. (2006). Climate. How do aerosols affect cloudiness and climate? Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5787), 623–624.
A journal article with 2 authors
Li, J., & Nam, K. H. (2002). Regulation of brassinosteroid signaling by a GSK3/SHAGGY-like kinase. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5558), 1299–1301.
A journal article with 3 authors
Suma, K., Sumiyoshi, Y., & Endo, Y. (2005). The rotational spectrum and structure of the HOOO radical. Science (New York, N.Y.), 308(5730), 1885–1886.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
DeLellis, P., Polverino, G., Ustuner, G., Abaid, N., Macrì, S., Bollt, E. M., & Porfiri, M. (2014). Collective behaviour across animal species. Scientific Reports, 4, 3723.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Glisic, S. G. (2011). Advanced Wireless Communications & Internet. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Tsihrintzis, G. A., Damiani, E., Virvou, M., Howlett, R. J., & Jain, L. C. (Eds.). (2010). Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services (Vol. 6). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Grabiner, J. V. (2005). Was Newton’s Calculus a Dead End? The Continental Influence of Maclaurin’s Treatise of Fluxions. In G. V. Brummelen & M. Kinyon (Eds.), Mathematics and the Historian’s Craft: The Kenneth O. May Lectures (pp. 57–79). 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
Taub, B. (2016, November 29). Religious Experiences Activate Same Brain Pathways As Sex And Drugs. 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. (1970). Management of Federally Financed Research by the University of Michigan--A Case Study (B-117219). 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
Williams Soberanes, C. (2012). Experiences of Mexican Immigrant Women Living in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area [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
(nyt), S. K. (2004, August 27). World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Soldiers’ Convictions Reinstated. New York Times, A6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bréon, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Bréon, 2006; Li & Nam, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Li & Nam, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Suma et al., 2005)
  • 6 or more authors: (DeLellis et al., 2014)

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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