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
Bloom, B. R. (2011). WHO needs change. Nature, 473(7346), 143–145.
A journal article with 2 authors
Voytas, D. F., & Joung, J. K. (2009). Plant science. DNA binding made easy. Science (New York, N.Y.), 326(5959), 1491–1492.
A journal article with 3 authors
Greene, C. H., Monger, B. C., & McGarry, L. P. (2009). Ecology. Some like it cold. Science (New York, N.Y.), 324(5928), 733–734.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Boehr, D. D., McElheny, D., Dyson, H. J., & Wright, P. E. (2006). The dynamic energy landscape of dihydrofolate reductase catalysis. Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5793), 1638–1642.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ward, S. (2014). TraderMind. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Taylor, M. (2015). A Year in the Life of a Third Space Urban Teacher Residency: Using Inquiry to Reinvent Teacher Education (E. J. Klein, Ed.). SensePublishers.
A chapter in an edited book
Zeegers, M., & Zhang, X. (2016). English as a Foreign Language Curriculum Reform in China. In S. Guo & Y. Guo (Eds.), Spotlight on China: Changes in Education under China’s Market Economy (pp. 53–66). SensePublishers.

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
Hale, T. (2016, October 14). Can You Crack This Brain Teaser? 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). Hydra 70 Rocket: Recent Performance Has Improved (NSIAD-99-126R). 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
Jurica, M. L. (2012). Napping in the workplace as an invisible stigma: The moderating roles of raters’ nap habit, work ethic, and organizational policy [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
Chira, S. (2016, December 23). The Comforts of Jane. New York Times, BR25.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bloom, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Bloom, 2011; Voytas & Joung, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Voytas & Joung, 2009)
  • Three authors: (Greene et al., 2009)
  • 6 or more authors: (Boehr et al., 2006)

About the journal

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

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