How to format your references using the The Psychologist-Manager Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Psychologist-Manager Journal. 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
Maynard, A. D. (2011). Don’t define nanomaterials. Nature, 475(7354), 31.
A journal article with 2 authors
Evans, J. W., & Thiel, P. A. (2010). Chemistry. A little chemistry helps the big get bigger. Science (New York, N.Y.), 330(6004), 599–600.
A journal article with 3 authors
Myung, K., Chen, C., & Kolodner, R. D. (2001). Multiple pathways cooperate in the suppression of genome instability in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Nature, 411(6841), 1073–1076.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Meng, Q., Frankel, G. S., Colijn, H. O., & Goss, S. H. (2003). Metallurgy: stainless-steel corrosion and MnS inclusions. Nature, 424(6947), 389–390; discussion 390.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Benatar, D. (2012). The Second Sexism. Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Farage, M. A., Miller, K. W., & Maibach, H. I. (Eds.). (2010). Textbook of Aging Skin. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Preis, T., & Moat, H. S. (2015). Early Signs of Financial Market Moves Reflected by Google Searches. In B. Gonçalves & N. Perra (Eds.), Social Phenomena: From Data Analysis to Models (pp. 85–97). 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 The Psychologist-Manager Journal.

Blog post
Fang, J. (2016, May 5). Humans Evolved Faster Metabolism To Support Our Bigger Brains. 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. (2013). Airline Mergers: Issues Raised by the Proposed Merger of American Airlines and US Airways (GAO-13-403T). 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
Wickramage, A. S. (2013). Analysis of Magnaporthe oryzae homologs of Histoplasma capsulatum RYP genes [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Arizona.

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
Hubbard, B. (2017, January 4). Another Casualty of the Syrian War: Drinking Water in Damascus. New York Times, A8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Maynard, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Evans & Thiel, 2010; Maynard, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Evans & Thiel, 2010)
  • Three authors: (Myung et al., 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Meng et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleThe Psychologist-Manager Journal
AbbreviationPsychol. Manag. J.
ISSN (print)1088-7156
ISSN (online)1550-3461
ScopeGeneral Business, Management and Accounting
Applied Psychology
Social Psychology

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