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
Stevenson, D. J. (2001). Planetary science. Jupiter and its moons. Science (New York, N.Y.), 294(5540), 71–72.
A journal article with 2 authors
Aldy, J. E., & Stavins, R. N. (2012). Climate change. Climate negotiators create an opportunity for scholars. Science (New York, N.Y.), 337(6098), 1043–1044.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mathis, D., Vence, L., & Benoist, C. (2001). beta-Cell death during progression to diabetes. Nature, 414(6865), 792–798.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Cuervo, A. M., Stefanis, L., Fredenburg, R., Lansbury, P. T., & Sulzer, D. (2004). Impaired degradation of mutant alpha-synuclein by chaperone-mediated autophagy. Science (New York, N.Y.), 305(5688), 1292–1295.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Furger, C. (2016). Live Cell Assays. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Hawkesford, M. J., Kopriva, S., & De Kok, L. J. (Eds.). (2014). Nutrient Use Efficiency in Plants: Concepts and Approaches (Vol. 10). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Dias, P. M. C., & Stuchi, T. J. (2011). Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke and the Mystery of the Orbit. In D. Krause & A. Videira (Eds.), Brazilian Studies in Philosophy and History of Science: An account of recent works (pp. 77–94). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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, August 4). Researchers Develop Highly Effective Vaccine To Diarrhea Causing Bacterium. 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. (2011). Transportation Security: Actions Needed to Address Limitations in TSA’s Transportation Worker Security Threat Assessments and Growing Workload (No. GAO-12-60). 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
Mark, M. (2017). A peer mentorship program for youth transitioning out of foster care: A grant proposal (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
Dinardo, K. (2014, August 17). David Furnish Pours Champagne for Las Vegas. New York Times, p. TR3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Stevenson, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Aldy & Stavins, 2012; Stevenson, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Aldy & Stavins, 2012)
  • Three authors: (Mathis, Vence, & Benoist, 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Cuervo, Stefanis, Fredenburg, Lansbury, & Sulzer, 2004)

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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