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
Koen, D. (2007). Time to make haste. Nature, 447(7147), 1030.
A journal article with 2 authors
Stein, S., & Liu, M. (2009). Long aftershock sequences within continents and implications for earthquake hazard assessment. Nature, 462(7269), 87–89.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ng, B., Cai, W., & Walsh, K. (2014). The role of the SST-thermocline relationship in Indian Ocean Dipole skewness and its response to global warming. Scientific Reports, 4, 6034.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Schreiner, P., Chen, X., Husnjak, K., Randles, L., Zhang, N., Elsasser, S., … Groll, M. (2008). Ubiquitin docking at the proteasome through a novel pleckstrin-homology domain interaction. Nature, 453(7194), 548–552.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lunn, G., & Sansone, E. B. (2012). Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Helleseth, T., Sarwate, D., Song, H.-Y., & Yang, K. (Eds.). (2005). Sequences and Their Applications - SETA 2004: Third International Conference, Seoul, Korea, October 24-28, 2004. Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 3486). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Grady, M., & Magistrale, T. (2016). Fandom and the Shawshank Trail (research contributions by Richard Roberson, Jr.). In T. Magistrale (Ed.), The Shawshank Experience: Tracking the History of the World’s Favorite Movie (pp. 169–215). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan US.

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. (2014, March 20). Water found on extrasolar ‘hot Jupiter.’ 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. (1990). Issues Related to FAA’s Modernization of the Air Traffic Control System (No. T-RCED-90-32). 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
Liang, J. R. (2017). A Risk Analysis of the Molybdenum-99 Supply Chain Using Bayesian Networks (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Hodara, S. (2016, June 4). Depicting the Heavens With Paint, Pencil, Even Cocaine. New York Times, p. WE9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Koen, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Koen, 2007; Stein & Liu, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Stein & Liu, 2009)
  • Three authors: (Ng, Cai, & Walsh, 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Schreiner et al., 2008)

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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