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
Kleppner, D. (2008). Physics. A milestone in time keeping. Science (New York, N.Y.), 319(5871), 1768–1769.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bennett, C. H., & DiVincenzo, D. P. (2000). Quantum information and computation. Nature, 404(6775), 247–255.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schumacher, M. A., Hurlburt, B. K., & Brennan, R. G. (2001). Crystal structures of SarA, a pleiotropic regulator of virulence genes in S. aureus. Nature, 409(6817), 215–219.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Fink, J. M., Göppl, M., Baur, M., Bianchetti, R., Leek, P. J., Blais, A., & Wallraff, A. (2008). Climbing the Jaynes-Cummings ladder and observing its nonlinearity in a cavity QED system. Nature, 454(7202), 315–318.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ellis, R. (2012). Language Teaching Research and Language Pedagogy. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Majumder, M. (2013). Decision Making Algorithms for Hydro-Power Plant Location (S. Ghosh, Ed.). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Linz, T., Gourmelon, L., & Langereis, G. (2007). Contactless EMG sensors embroidered onto textile. In S. Leonhardt, T. Falck, & P. Mähönen (Eds.), 4th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN 2007): March 26 – 28, 2007 RWTH Aachen University, Germany (pp. 29–34). 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
Andrews, R. (2016, September 30). We Are Going To Breach The 2C Warming Limit By 2050, Warn World’s Leading Climate Scientists. 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. (1999). GSA’s Effort to Develop Year 2000 Business Continuity and Contingency Plans for Telecommunications Systems (AIMD-99-201R). 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
Barkis, B. (2017). How Do Highly Engaged Employees and Managers Find Meaning in Their Work? [Doctoral dissertation]. Pepperdine University.

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
Gustines, G. G. (2015, September 23). Coates to Write for Marvel. 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 (Kleppner, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Bennett & DiVincenzo, 2000; Kleppner, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Bennett & DiVincenzo, 2000)
  • Three authors: (Schumacher et al., 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Fink 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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