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
Black, D. E. (2002). Climate variability. The rains may be a-comin’. Science (New York, N.Y.), 297(5581), 528–529.
A journal article with 2 authors
Honma, T., & Goto, K. (2001). Complexes of MADS-box proteins are sufficient to convert leaves into floral organs. Nature, 409(6819), 525–529.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gwynne, D. T., Judge, K. A., & Kelly, C. D. (2010). Evidence for male allocation in pipefish? Nature, 466(7310), E11; discussion E12.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Lee, J. H., Fang, L., Vlahos, E., Ke, X., Jung, Y. W., Kourkoutis, L. F., Kim, J.-W., Ryan, P. J., Heeg, T., Roeckerath, M., Goian, V., Bernhagen, M., Uecker, R., Hammel, P. C., Rabe, K. M., Kamba, S., Schubert, J., Freeland, J. W., Muller, D. A., … Schlom, D. G. (2011). A strong ferroelectric ferromagnet created by means of spin-lattice coupling. Nature, 476(7358), 114.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pickles, J., Smith, A., Begg, R., Buček, M., Roukova, P., & Pástor, R. (2015). Articulations of Capital. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Mohapatra, R. N., Chowdhury, D. R., & Giri, D. (Eds.). (2015). Mathematics and Computing: ICMC, Haldia, India, January 2015 (Vol. 139). Springer India.
A chapter in an edited book
Saul, B. (2012). Civilising the Exception: Universally Defining Terrorism. In A. Masferrer (Ed.), Post 9/11 and the State of Permanent Legal Emergency: Security and Human Rights in Countering Terrorism (pp. 79–100). Springer Netherlands.

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
Andrews, R. (2016, July 14). We Now Know Why The Dinosaurs Went Up In Smoke But Other Lifeforms Didn’t. 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. (1974). Examination of Grants Awarded to the Berkeley Unified School District and to Bilingual Children’s Television, Inc (B-164031(1)). 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
Chitrampalam, P. (2009). Biological control of lettuce drop caused by Sclerotinia spp. using Coniothyrium minitans and elucidation of biochemical interactions during mycoparasitism [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
Vecsey, G. (2010, June 23). U.S. and Algeria: Two Outsiders, but No Room for Both. New York Times, B11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Black, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Black, 2002; Honma & Goto, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Honma & Goto, 2001)
  • Three authors: (Gwynne et al., 2010)
  • 6 or more authors: (Lee et al., 2011)

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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