How to format your references using the Revue européenne de psychologie appliquée citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revue européenne de psychologie appliquée. 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
Coates, A. J. (2011). Planetary science. Io’s tortured interior. Science (New York, N.Y.), 332(6034), 1157–1158.
A journal article with 2 authors
Begley, C. G., & Ellis, L. M. (2012). Drug development: Raise standards for preclinical cancer research. Nature, 483(7391), 531–533.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gruber, N., Keeling, C. D., & Bates, N. R. (2002). Interannual variability in the North Atlantic Ocean carbon sink. Science (New York, N.Y.), 298(5602), 2374–2378.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Van Aken, B. B., Rivera, J.-P., Schmid, H., & Fiebig, M. (2007). Observation of ferrotoroidic domains. Nature, 449(7163), 702–705.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Miller, R. E. (1999). Optimization. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Leuschel, M., & Wehrheim, H. (Eds.). (2009). Integrated Formal Methods: 7th International Conference, IFM 2009, Düsseldorf, Germany, February 16-19, 2009. Proceedings (Vol. 5423). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Fernández-Ceniceros, J., Antoñanzas Torres, J., Urraca-Valle, R., Sodupe-Ortega, E., & Sanz-García, A. (2014). Soft Computing Metamodels for the Failure Prediction of T-stub Bolted Connections. In J. G. de la Puerta, I. G. Ferreira, P. G. Bringas, F. Klett, A. Abraham, A. C. P. L. F. de Carvalho, Á. Herrero, B. Baruque, H. Quintián, & E. Corchado (Eds.), International Joint Conference SOCO’14-CISIS’14-ICEUTE’14: Bilbao, Spain, June 25th-27th, 2014, Proceedings (pp. 41–51). Springer International Publishing.

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 Revue européenne de psychologie appliquée.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014, July 28). Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight! Watch A Live Webcast Here. 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). Student Attrition at the Five Federal Service Academies - Enclosure C (FPCD-76-12C). 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
Cano, M. (2015). An in-home visitation program for homebound older adult Veterans: A grant proposal [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
Cooper, M. (2017, September 18). Upheaval At Bach Festival. 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 (Coates, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Begley & Ellis, 2012; Coates, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Begley & Ellis, 2012)
  • Three authors: (Gruber et al., 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Van Aken et al., 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleRevue européenne de psychologie appliquée
AbbreviationEur. Rev. Appl. Psychol.
ISSN (print)1162-9088
ScopeApplied Psychology

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