How to format your references using the Rehabilitation Psychology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Rehabilitation 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
Di Noia, J. M. (2015). Molecular biology: Unequal opportunity during class switching. Nature, 525(7567), 44–45.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kimble, J., & Page, D. C. (2007). The mysteries of sexual identity. The germ cell’s perspective. Science (New York, N.Y.), 316(5823), 400–401.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhou, H., Guan, H., & Chi, B. (2007). Record of winter monsoon strength. Nature, 450(7168), E10-1; discussion E11.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Heit, J. J., Apelqvist, A. A., Gu, X., Winslow, M. M., Neilson, J. R., Crabtree, G. R., & Kim, S. K. (2006). Calcineurin/NFAT signalling regulates pancreatic beta-cell growth and function. Nature, 443(7109), 345–349.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bahadori, A. (2013). Waste Management in the Chemical and Petroleum Industries. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
An edited book
Dunis, C. L., Middleton, P. W., Karathanasopolous, A., & Theofilatos, K. (Eds.). (2016). Artificial Intelligence in Financial Markets: Cutting Edge Applications for Risk Management, Portfolio Optimization and Economics. Palgrave Macmillan UK.
A chapter in an edited book
Puiu, A., Giubileo, G., Cesaro, S. N., & Palucci, A. (2016). Application of Laser Photoacoustic Spectroscopy and Chemometrics in Homeland Security. In P. Ribeiro & M. Raposo (Eds.), Photoptics 2015: Revised Selected Papers (pp. 53–62). Springer International Publishing.

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 Rehabilitation Psychology.

Blog post
Taub, B. (2016, August 24). Scientists Kick-Start Brain Of Comatose Patient Using Ultrasound. 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. (1977). Review of the Cardozo High School Band Summer Employment Program (GGD-77-16). 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
Matta Veera Venkata, S. (2015). Ensuring security and authentication using zero knowledge protocol in wireless sensor network applications [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Murphy, M. J. O. (2015, July 24). Friday File. New York Times, C24.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Di Noia, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Di Noia, 2015; Kimble & Page, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Kimble & Page, 2007)
  • Three authors: (Zhou et al., 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Heit et al., 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleRehabilitation Psychology
AbbreviationRehabil. Psychol.
ISSN (print)0090-5550
ISSN (online)1939-1544
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health
Clinical Psychology
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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