How to format your references using the Training and Education in Professional Psychology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Training and Education in Professional Psychology. 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
Kanamori, H. (2008). Earthquake physics and real-time seismology. Nature, 451(7176), 271–273.
A journal article with 2 authors
Du, J.-L., & Poo, M.-M. (2004). Rapid BDNF-induced retrograde synaptic modification in a developing retinotectal system. Nature, 429(6994), 878–883.
A journal article with 3 authors
Uz, B. M., Yoder, J. A., & Osychny, V. (2001). Pumping of nutrients to ocean surface waters by the action of propagating planetary waves. Nature, 409(6820), 597–600.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Büttner, T., Geier, J., Frison, G., Harmer, J., Calle, C., Schweiger, A., Schönberg, H., & Grützmacher, H. (2005). A stable aminyl radical metal complex. Science (New York, N.Y.), 307(5707), 235–238.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Neave, E. H. (2009). Modern Financial Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Yilbas, B. S. (2014). Friction Welding: Thermal and Metallurgical Characteristics (A. Z. Sahin, Ed.). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Du, D., Jiang, B., & Shi, P. (2015). Sensor Fault Estimation and Compensation for Switched Systems with State Delay. In B. Jiang & P. Shi (Eds.), Fault Tolerant Control for Switched Linear Systems (pp. 61–78). 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 Training and Education in Professional Psychology.

Blog post
Hamilton, K. (2017, April 4). Climate Change And Poverty Are As Much Of A Threat As Terrorism For Many Young People. 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. (1976). Federal Short Takeoff and Landing Transport Programs: Status and Needs (PSAD-76-172). 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
Allyasin, F. (2010). Low-cost frequency-domain methods of ruby fluorescence lifetime measurements [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Feeney, K. (2006, September 24). QUICK BITE/Kenilworth; So Greek, So Good. New York Times, 14NJ12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kanamori, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Du & Poo, 2004; Kanamori, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Du & Poo, 2004)
  • Three authors: (Uz et al., 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Büttner et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleTraining and Education in Professional Psychology
AbbreviationTrain. Educ. Prof. Psychol.
ISSN (print)1931-3918
ISSN (online)1931-3926
ScopeGeneral Psychology

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