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
Bray, D. (2003). Genomics. Molecular prodigality. Science (New York, N.Y.), 299(5610), 1189–1190.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ullman, K. S., & Powers, M. A. (2015). STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY. Locking down the core of the pore. Science (New York, N.Y.), 350(6256), 33–34.
A journal article with 3 authors
Migliari, S., Fender, R., & Méndez, M. (2002). Iron emission lines from extended x-ray jets in SS 433: reheating of atomic nuclei. Science (New York, N.Y.), 297(5587), 1673–1676.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Murata, K., Mitsuoka, K., Hirai, T., Walz, T., Agre, P., Heymann, J. B., Engel, A., & Fujiyoshi, Y. (2000). Structural determinants of water permeation through aquaporin-1. Nature, 407(6804), 599–605.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Naini, F. B. (2011). Facial Aesthetics. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Cudré-Mauroux, P., Heflin, J., Sirin, E., Tudorache, T., Euzenat, J., Hauswirth, M., Parreira, J. X., Hendler, J., Schreiber, G., Bernstein, A., & Blomqvist, E. (Eds.). (2012). The Semantic Web – ISWC 2012: 11th International Semantic Web Conference, Boston, MA, USA, November 11-15, 2012, Proceedings, Part II (Vol. 7650). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Babin, A., & Figotin, A. (2016). Dipole Approximation for Localized Distributed Charges. In A. Figotin (Ed.), Neoclassical Theory of Electromagnetic Interactions: A Single Theory for Macroscopic and Microscopic Scales (pp. 101–105). Springer.

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
Andrew, E. (2013, October 2). Jaw-Dropping Discovery Rewrites Evolutionary History of Vertebrates. 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. (2003). National Airspace System: Better Cost Data Could Improve FAA’s Management of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (GAO-03-343). 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
Schutt, R. (2010). Topics in model-based population inference [Doctoral dissertation]. Columbia University.

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
Wines, M., & Williams, T. (2014, February 7). Huge Leak of Coal Ash Slows at North Carolina Power Plant. New York Times, A11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bray, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Bray, 2003; Ullman & Powers, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Ullman & Powers, 2015)
  • Three authors: (Migliari et al., 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Murata et al., 2000)

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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