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
Walldén, L. (2006). Physics. Beyond the particle in the box. Science (New York, N.Y.), 314(5800), 769–770.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lutter, C. K., & Lutter, R. (2012). Fetal and early childhood undernutrition, mortality, and lifelong health. Science (New York, N.Y.), 337(6101), 1495–1499.
A journal article with 3 authors
Curry, R., Dickson, B., & Yashayaev, I. (2003). A change in the freshwater balance of the Atlantic Ocean over the past four decades. Nature, 426(6968), 826–829.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Resulaj, A., Kiani, R., Wolpert, D. M., & Shadlen, M. N. (2009). Changes of mind in decision-making. Nature, 461(7261), 263–266.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Samuel, G. R. (2010). Formulas and Calculations for Drilling Operations. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Barthe, G., Burdy, L., Huisman, M., Lanet, J.-L., & Muntean, T. (Eds.). (2005). Construction and Analysis of Safe, Secure, and Interoperable Smart Devices: International Workshop, CASSIS 2004, Marseille, France, March 10-14, 2004, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 3362). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Noor, T. H., Sheng, Q. Z., & Bouguettaya, A. (2014). Robust and Adaptive Credibility Model. In Q. Z. Sheng & A. Bouguettaya (Eds.), Trust Management in Cloud Services (pp. 45–57). Cham: 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
Evans, K. (2017, February 21). Ancient Turtles Evolved Necks To Snap Up Prey, Not As Timid Defense. 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. (1999). Telecommunications: State and Federal Actions to Curb Slamming and Cramming (No. RCED-99-193). 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
Lim, T. (2017). Information-Theoretic Aspects of Signal Analysis and Reconstruction (Doctoral dissertation). University of California San Diego, La Jolla, 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
Baker, L. (2005, December 25). Spurring Urban Growth in Vancouver, One Family at a Time. New York Times, p. 1111.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Walldén, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Lutter & Lutter, 2012; Walldén, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Lutter & Lutter, 2012)
  • Three authors: (Curry, Dickson, & Yashayaev, 2003)
  • 6 or more authors: (Resulaj, Kiani, Wolpert, & Shadlen, 2009)

About the journal

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

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