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
Mora, C. (2012). Comment on “Global correlations in tropical tree species richness and abundance reject neutrality.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 336(6089), 1639; author reply 1639.
A journal article with 2 authors
Steinman, R. M., & Mellman, I. (2004). Immunotherapy: bewitched, bothered, and bewildered no more. Science (New York, N.Y.), 305(5681), 197–200.
A journal article with 3 authors
Szostak, J. W., Bartel, D. P., & Luisi, P. L. (2001). Synthesizing life. Nature, 409(6818), 387–390.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Lucchetta, E. M., Lee, J. H., Fu, L. A., Patel, N. H., & Ismagilov, R. F. (2005). Dynamics of Drosophila embryonic patterning network perturbed in space and time using microfluidics. Nature, 434(7037), 1134–1138.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bitam, S., & Mellouk, A. (2014). Bio-Inspired Routing Protocols for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Havelock, D., Kuwano, S., & Vorländer, M. (Eds.). (2008). Handbook of Signal Processing in Acoustics. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Bayer, A. L., & Malek, T. R. (2008). The Role of IL-2 in the Development and Peripheral Homeostasis of Naturally Occurring CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + Regulatory T Cells. In S. Jiang (Ed.), Regulatory T Cells and Clinical Application (pp. 57–76). New York, NY: Springer US.

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, February 26). Stephen Hawking Claims Aggression Will Be Downfall of Human Race.


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. (2004). Intellectual Property: Economic Arrangements Among Small Webcasters and Third Parties and Their Effect on Royalties (No. GAO-04-700). 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
Bremond, D. S. (2017). When women win: Prominent leadership traits that contributed to the successful election of women in California (Doctoral dissertation). Pepperdine University, Malibu, 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
Kepner, T. (2016, October 31). 7th Inning? Bring In the Closer. New York Times, p. B9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Mora, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Mora, 2012; Steinman & Mellman, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Steinman & Mellman, 2004)
  • Three authors: (Szostak, Bartel, & Luisi, 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Lucchetta, Lee, Fu, Patel, & Ismagilov, 2005)

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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