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
Faigman, D. L. (2002). Science and the law. Is science different for lawyers? Science (New York, N.Y.), 297(5580), 339–340.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hamm, J. M., & Hess, O. (2013). Physics. Two two-dimensional materials are better than one. Science (New York, N.Y.), 340(6138), 1298–1299.
A journal article with 3 authors
Skoglund, G., Nockert, M., & Holst, B. (2013). Viking and early Middle Ages northern Scandinavian textiles proven to be made with hemp. Scientific Reports, 3, 2686.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Nagpal, G., Sharma, M., Kumar, S., Chaudhary, K., Gupta, S., Gautam, A., & Raghava, G. P. S. (2014). PCMdb: pancreatic cancer methylation database. Scientific Reports, 4, 4197.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Center for Chemical Process Safety. (2013). Guidelines for Managing Process Safety Risks During Organizational Change. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Meuleman, L. (Ed.). (2013). Transgovernance: Advancing Sustainability Governance. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Lavagnino, Z., Zanacchi, F. C., & Diaspro, A. (2011). Role of Scattering and Nonlinear Effects in the Illumination and the Photobleaching Distribution Profiles. In A. Diaspro (Ed.), Optical Fluorescence Microscopy: From the Spectral to the Nano Dimension (pp. 75–84). 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 12). 55-Million-Year-Old Fossils Hint That Primates First Evolved In India. 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. (2009). Excluded Parties List System: Suspended and Debarred Businesses and Individuals Improperly Receive Federal Funds (GAO-09-174). 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
Galvan, R. (2015). A mixed-methods study of mathematics and science achievement of refugee students in homogeneous and heterogeneous groups [Doctoral dissertation]. Capella 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
Schwirtz, M. (2017, September 22). One Surprise Is Already Clear in the German Elections: No Russian Meddling. New York Times, A6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Faigman, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Faigman, 2002; Hamm & Hess, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Hamm & Hess, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Skoglund et al., 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Nagpal et al., 2014)

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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