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
Kondro, W. (2000). RESEARCH COSTS: Canada to Begin Funding Overhead on Projects. Science (New York, N.Y.), 290(5492), 687a.
A journal article with 2 authors
Reddy, G. V., & Meyerowitz, E. M. (2005). Stem-cell homeostasis and growth dynamics can be uncoupled in the Arabidopsis shoot apex. Science (New York, N.Y.), 310(5748), 663–667.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhou, Z., Clarke, J. A., & Zhang, F. (2002). Archaeoraptor’s better half. Nature, 420(6913), 285.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Morrish, T. A., Garcia-Perez, J. L., Stamato, T. D., Taccioli, G. E., Sekiguchi, J., & Moran, J. V. (2007). Endonuclease-independent LINE-1 retrotransposition at mammalian telomeres. Nature, 446(7132), 208–212.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Linder, B. (2004). Thermodynamics and Introductory Statistical Mechanics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Mahlich, J., & Pascha, W. (Eds.). (2012). Korean Science and Technology in an International Perspective. Physica-Verlag HD.
A chapter in an edited book
Jensen, K., & Kühl, O. (2009). Towards a Model of Musical Chunks. In S. Ystad, R. Kronland-Martinet, & K. Jensen (Eds.), Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval. Genesis of Meaning in Sound and Music: 5th International Symposium, CMMR 2008 Copenhagen, Denmark, May 19-23, 2008 Revised Papers (pp. 81–92). 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 Rehabilitation Psychology.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, July 14). Following Nemo: Marine Life Is Heading South. 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. (1986). Designing Evaluations: A Workbook (No. 129366). 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
Vas, L. T. (2008). Orbis pictus: Intermedialität zwischen Berliner Stadtmalerei und literarischer Stadterfahrung dargestellt anhand der Werke von E.T.A. Hoffmann und Wilhelm Raabe [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Cincinnati.

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
Kishkovsky, S. (2014, May 9). Tatiana Samoilova, 80, Soviet Movie Star. New York Times, B10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kondro, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Kondro, 2000; Reddy & Meyerowitz, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Reddy & Meyerowitz, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Zhou et al., 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Morrish et al., 2007)

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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