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
Jones, D. A. (2010). Financial pain should focus universities. Nature, 465(7294), 32–33.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gunanathan, C., & Milstein, D. (2013). Applications of acceptorless dehydrogenation and related transformations in chemical synthesis. Science (New York, N.Y.), 341(6143), 1229712.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hembacher, S., Giessibl, F. J., & Mannhart, J. (2004). Force microscopy with light-atom probes. Science (New York, N.Y.), 305(5682), 380–383.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Johansson, L. C., Engel, S., Kelber, A., Heerenbrink, M. K., & Hedenström, A. (2013). Multiple leading edge vortices of unexpected strength in freely flying hawkmoth. Scientific Reports, 3, 3264.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kramer, H. (2013). Angewandte Baudynamik. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Nagel, W. E., Kröner, D. H., & Resch, M. M. (Eds.). (2015). High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering ‘14: Transactions of the High Performance Computing Center, Stuttgart (HLRS) 2014. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Gündüz, G. F. (2016). Instructional Techniques. In C. Akdeniz (Ed.), Instructional Process and Concepts in Theory and Practice: Improving the Teaching Process (pp. 147–232). Singapore: 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
Luntz, S. (2016, September 15). This Is The Most Realistic Reconstruction Of A Dinosaur Ever Made. 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. (1973). Surface Effect Ships (No. 093812). 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
Sullivan, T. J. (2017). Molecular Ecology, Disease Ecology, and Candidate Genes for Pathogen Resistance in the Blue Crab Callinectes sapidus (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
Hodgman, J. (2017, March 24). Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times, p. MM28.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Jones, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Gunanathan & Milstein, 2013; Jones, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Gunanathan & Milstein, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Hembacher, Giessibl, & Mannhart, 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Johansson, Engel, Kelber, Heerenbrink, & Hedenström, 2013)

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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