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
Taylor, W. R. (2000). A deeply knotted protein structure and how it might fold. Nature, 406(6798), 916–919.
A journal article with 2 authors
Freeman, R. B., & Huang, W. (2014). Collaboration: Strength in diversity. Nature, 513(7518), 305.
A journal article with 3 authors
Preusser, F., Radies, D., & Matter, A. (2002). A 160,000-year record of dune development and atmospheric circulation in Southern Arabia. Science (New York, N.Y.), 296(5575), 2018–2020.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Brooks, A. S., Yellen, J. E., Potts, R., Behrensmeyer, A. K., Deino, A. L., Leslie, D. E., Ambrose, S. H., Ferguson, J. R., d’Errico, F., Zipkin, A. M., Whittaker, S., Post, J., Veatch, E. G., Foecke, K., & Clark, J. B. (2018). Long-distance stone transport and pigment use in the earliest Middle Stone Age. Science (New York, N.Y.), 360(6384), 90–94.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wong, K. D. (2011). Fundamentals of Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Makki, S. K., Li, X.-Y., Pissinou, N., Makki, S., Karimi, M., & Makki, K. (Eds.). (2008). Sensor and Ad Hoc Networks: Theoretical and Algorithmic Aspects (Vol. 7). Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Leckie, F. A., & Bello, D. J. D. (2009). Torsion Members. In F. A. Leckie (Ed.), Strength and Stiffness of Engineering Systems (pp. 1–29). Springer 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
Hale, T. (2017, February 23). Svalbard Seed Vault Accepts 50,000 New Samples, Just In Case Doomsday Arrives. 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. (1973). Patrol Frigate (No. 092648). 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
Barbeau, S. J. (2012). A Location-Aware Architecture Supporting Intelligent Real-Time Mobile Applications [Doctoral dissertation]. University of South Florida.

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
Greenhouse, L. (2007, November 28). Supreme Court Is Referee In Delaware River Fight. New York Times, B2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Taylor, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Freeman & Huang, 2014; Taylor, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Freeman & Huang, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Preusser et al., 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Brooks et al., 2018)

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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