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
Schiermeier, Q. (2002). Saddam gives viewers double vision. Nature, 419(6906), 421.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chaffer, C. L., & Weinberg, R. A. (2011). A perspective on cancer cell metastasis. Science (New York, N.Y.), 331(6024), 1559–1564.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zimmer, J., Nam, Y., & Rapoport, T. A. (2008). Structure of a complex of the ATPase SecA and the protein-translocation channel. Nature, 455(7215), 936–943.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Vorel, S. R., Liu, X., Hayes, R. J., Spector, J. A., & Gardner, E. L. (2001). Relapse to cocaine-seeking after hippocampal theta burst stimulation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 292(5519), 1175–1178.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Duhon, T. (2012). How the Trading Floor Really Works. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
An edited book
Fleet, D., Pajdla, T., Schiele, B., & Tuytelaars, T. (Eds.). (2014). Computer Vision – ECCV 2014: 13th European Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, September 6-12, 2014, Proceedings, Part II (Vol. 8690). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Greve, F., Sens, P., Arantes, L., & Simon, V. (2011). A Failure Detector for Wireless Networks with Unknown Membership. In E. Jeannot, R. Namyst, & J. Roman (Eds.), Euro-Par 2011 Parallel Processing: 17th International Conference, Euro-Par 2011, Bordeaux, France, August 29 - September 2, 2011, Proceedings, Part II (pp. 27–38). 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
Hale, T. (2016, August 11). Three-Quarters Of Endangered Species Are Threatened Through Overexploitation By Humans. 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. (2003). Information Technology: Executive office for U.S. Attorneys Needs to Institutionalize Key IT Management Disciplines (GAO-03-751). 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
Papacostaki, M. (2010). Under the black sun [Doctoral dissertation]. Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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
Wasik, J. F. (2016, October 13). Accelerators Lend Help to a Business Idea Trying to Catch Fire. New York Times, B2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schiermeier, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Chaffer & Weinberg, 2011; Schiermeier, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Chaffer & Weinberg, 2011)
  • Three authors: (Zimmer et al., 2008)
  • 6 or more authors: (Vorel et al., 2001)

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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