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
Padma, T. V. (2005). Ayurveda. Nature, 436(7050), 486.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tran, A. P., & Silver, J. (2015). Neuroscience. Systemically treating spinal cord injury. Science (New York, N.Y.), 348(6232), 285–286.
A journal article with 3 authors
Nandal, P., Ravella, S. R., & Kuhad, R. C. (2013). Laccase production by Coriolopsis caperata RCK2011: optimization under solid state fermentation by Taguchi DOE methodology. Scientific Reports, 3, 1386.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Yoshida, T., Jones, L. E., Ellner, S. P., Fussmann, G. F., & Hairston, N. G., Jr. (2003). Rapid evolution drives ecological dynamics in a predator-prey system. Nature, 424(6946), 303–306.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Adams, F., & Aizawa, K. (2010). The Bounds of Cognition. Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Novitzky, D., & Cooper, D. K. C. (Eds.). (2013). The Brain-Dead Organ Donor: Pathophysiology and Management. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Metkar, S., & Talbar, S. (2013). Conclusion and Research Direction. In S. Talbar (Ed.), Motion Estimation Techniques for Digital Video Coding (pp. 61–64). Springer India.

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, D. (2016, November 22). Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Getting Cryogenically Frozen. 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). Federal Communications Commission: Direct Broadcast Satellite Public Interest Obligations (OGC-99-32). 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
Hey, S. E. (2015). Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time”: A look at “The Abyss of the Birds” and socio-political issues, religion and performance practice in reference to the bible and the holocaust [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
Sisario, B. (2017, August 14). After Shake-Up, Pandora Picks Chief of Sling TV To Be Its New C.E.O. New York Times, B2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Padma, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Padma, 2005; Tran & Silver, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Tran & Silver, 2015)
  • Three authors: (Nandal et al., 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Yoshida et al., 2003)

About the journal

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

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