How to format your references using the Revista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones. 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
Le Quéré, C. (2009). Journal club. An oceanographer marvels at the good timing of shrimp. Nature, 461(7267), 1031.
A journal article with 2 authors
Luzzatto, L., & Notaro, R. (2001). Malaria. Protecting against bad air. Science (New York, N.Y.), 293(5529), 442–443.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dubrovinskaia, N., Dubrovinsky, L., & Solozhenko, V. L. (2007). Comment on “Synthesis of ultra-incompressible superhard rhenium diboride at ambient pressure.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 318(5856), 1550; author reply 1550.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Keren, K., Pincus, Z., Allen, G. M., Barnhart, E. L., Marriott, G., Mogilner, A., & Theriot, J. A. (2008). Mechanism of shape determination in motile cells. Nature, 453(7194), 475–480.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Jones, R. B. (2011). 20% Chance of Rain. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Chen, H., Wang, Y., & Cheung, K.-H. (Eds.). (2010). Semantic e-Science (Vol. 11). Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Thali, M. (2009). The Roles of Tetraspanins in HIV-1 Replication. In P. Spearman & E. O. Freed (Eds.), HIV Interactions with Host Cell Proteins (pp. 85–102). 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 Revista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014, November 5). Mechanisms Contributing To The Rare Ability To Control HIV Infection Found. 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. (1976). Information Reported by Federal Organizations on the Purpose, Duration, and Cost Associated With Cable Television (CED-76-149). 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
Morissette, T. M. (2009). Elder friendliness and social participation of older adults living within age-segregated retirement communities [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
Donadio, R. (2017, January 29). Visa Ban Leaves Artists in Limbo. New York Times, C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Le Quéré, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Le Quéré, 2009; Luzzatto & Notaro, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Luzzatto & Notaro, 2001)
  • Three authors: (Dubrovinskaia et al., 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Keren et al., 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleRevista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones
ISSN (print)1576-5962
ScopeOrganizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Social Psychology

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