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
Sanchez, P. A. (2002). Ecology. Soil fertility and hunger in Africa. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5562), 2019–2020.
A journal article with 2 authors
Linkenhoker, B. A., & Knudsen, E. I. (2002). Incremental training increases the plasticity of the auditory space map in adult barn owls. Nature, 419(6904), 293–296.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yartsev, M. M., Witter, M. P., & Ulanovsky, N. (2011). Grid cells without theta oscillations in the entorhinal cortex of bats. Nature, 479(7371), 103–107.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Takahashi, Y., Yamazaki, Y., Ihara, R., & Fujiwara, T. (2013). Parasitic amorphous on single-domain crystal: structural observations of silicate glass-ceramics. Scientific Reports, 3, 1147.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bertocchi, M., Schwartz, S. L., & Ziemba, W. T. (2010). Optimizing the Aging, Retirement, and Pensions Dilemma. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Lammert, C., & Sarkowsky, K. (Eds.). (2010). Travelling Concepts: Negotiating Diversity in Canada and Europe. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
A chapter in an edited book
Tajima, K., & Aminov, R. (2015). Structure and Function of a Nonruminant Gut: A Porcine Model. In A. K. Puniya, R. Singh, & D. N. Kamra (Eds.), Rumen Microbiology: From Evolution to Revolution (pp. 47–75). Springer India.

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
O`Callaghan, J. (2015, August 21). Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Is Actually Sort Of Happening. 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. (2005). Digital Television Transition: Issues Related to an Information Campaign Regarding the Transition (GAO-05-940R). 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
Anderson, E. (2017). Predicting Home Purchase Location in DC: An Intersectional Approach [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
Vecsey, G. (2010, November 28). Bond Between Generations, With Football On the Side. New York Times, SP1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sanchez, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Linkenhoker & Knudsen, 2002; Sanchez, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Linkenhoker & Knudsen, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Yartsev et al., 2011)
  • 6 or more authors: (Takahashi et al., 2013)

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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