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
Kühlbrandt, W. (2014). Biochemistry. The resolution revolution. Science (New York, N.Y.), 343(6178), 1443–1444.
A journal article with 2 authors
Donnelly, J. P., & Woodruff, J. D. (2007). Intense hurricane activity over the past 5,000 years controlled by El Niño and the West African monsoon. Nature, 447(7143), 465–468.
A journal article with 3 authors
Horne-Badovinac, S., Rebagliati, M., & Stainier, D. Y. R. (2003). A cellular framework for gut-looping morphogenesis in zebrafish. Science (New York, N.Y.), 302(5645), 662–665.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Wang, G., Ji, J., Zhang, X., Zhang, Y., Wang, Q., You, X., & Xu, X. (2014). Colloidal nanocrystals fluoresced by surface coordination complexes. Scientific Reports, 4, 5480.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Knuth, E. (2011). Trading Between the Lines. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Kim, T.-H., Kim, H.-K., Khan, M. K., Kiumi, A., Fang, W.-C., & Ślęzak, D. (Eds.). (2010). Advances in Software Engineering: International Conference, ASEA 2010, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2010, Jeju Island, Korea, December 13-15, 2010. Proceedings (Vol. 117). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Fehdi, C., Nouioua, I., Belfar, D., Djabri, L., & Salameh, E. (2014). Detection of Underground Cavities by Combining Electrical Resistivity Imaging and Ground Penetrating Radar Surveys: A Case Study from Draa Douamis Area (North East of Algeria). In J. Mudry, F. Zwahlen, C. Bertrand, & J. W. LaMoreaux (Eds.), H2Karst Research in Limestone Hydrogeology (pp. 69–82). Cham: 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
Andrew, E. (2015, September 8). Salmonella Outbreak Spreading Across America Is Linked To Cucumbers. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1995). Comments on Deletion of FTS 2000 Provision from 1996 Appropriation Act (No. B-261944). Washington, DC: 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
Brient, R. (2009). Performance considerations for Philippe Gaubert’s “Madrigal” (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Lou Jepsen, M. (2013, November 24). Bringing Back My Real Self With Hormones. New York Times, p. SR6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kühlbrandt, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Donnelly & Woodruff, 2007; Kühlbrandt, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Donnelly & Woodruff, 2007)
  • Three authors: (Horne-Badovinac, Rebagliati, & Stainier, 2003)
  • 6 or more authors: (Wang et al., 2014)

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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