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
Assmann, S. M. (2005). G proteins Go green: a plant G protein signaling FAQ sheet. Science (New York, N.Y.), 310(5745), 71–73.
A journal article with 2 authors
Brody, H., & Miko, I. (2012). Lenses on biology. Nature, 483(7387), S1.
A journal article with 3 authors
Legrand, Y.-M., van der Lee, A., & Barboiu, M. (2010). Single-crystal X-ray structure of 1,3-dimethylcyclobutadiene by confinement in a crystalline matrix. Science (New York, N.Y.), 329(5989), 299–302.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Pennington, D. J., Silva-Santos, B., Silberzahn, T., Escórcio-Correia, M., Woodward, M. J., Roberts, S. J., Smith, A. L., Dyson, P. J., & Hayday, A. C. (2006). Early events in the thymus affect the balance of effector and regulatory T cells. Nature, 444(7122), 1073–1077.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lindahl, D. (2008). Trump University Commercial Real Estate 101. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Yilbas, B. S. (2014). Friction Welding: Thermal and Metallurgical Characteristics (A. Z. Sahin, Ed.). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Kusuoka, S. (2007). A remark on law invariant convex risk measures. In S. Kusuoka & A. Yamazaki (Eds.), Advances in Mathematical Economics (pp. 91–100). Springer Japan.

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
Fang, J. (2015, October 29). Infant Burials In Alaska Hint At How People First Colonized The Americas. 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. (1998). Transportation Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000--1999 Update (IAP-98-15). 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
Rostambeigi, N. (2010). Analyzing the correlates of patients’ adoption of preventative health services: Perceived risk, cost and availability of health care services [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
Feldstein, M. S., Halstead, T., & Gregory Mankiw, N. (2017, February 8). A Conservative Case for Climate Action. New York Times, A25.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Assmann, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Assmann, 2005; Brody & Miko, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Brody & Miko, 2012)
  • Three authors: (Legrand et al., 2010)
  • 6 or more authors: (Pennington 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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