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
Lin, H. (2007). piRNAs in the germ line. Science (New York, N.Y.), 316(5823), 397.
A journal article with 2 authors
Buss, J. A., & Agapie, T. (2016). Four-electron deoxygenative reductive coupling of carbon monoxide at a single metal site. Nature, 529(7584), 72–75.
A journal article with 3 authors
Saalmann, Y. B., Pigarev, I. N., & Vidyasagar, T. R. (2007). Neural mechanisms of visual attention: how top-down feedback highlights relevant locations. Science (New York, N.Y.), 316(5831), 1612–1615.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Taylor, A. F., Tinsley, M. R., Wang, F., Huang, Z., & Showalter, K. (2009). Dynamical quorum sensing and synchronization in large populations of chemical oscillators. Science (New York, N.Y.), 323(5914), 614–617.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Daïan, J.-F. (2014). Equilibrium and Transfer in Porous Media 1. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Lämmel, R., Saraiva, J., & Visser, J. (Eds.). (2013). Generative and Transformational Techniques in Software Engineering IV: International Summer School, GTTSE 2011, Braga, Portugal, July 3-9, 2011. Revised Papers (Vol. 7680). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Subhash, H. M., & Wang, R. K. (2013). Optical Coherence Tomography: Technical Aspects. In R. Liang (Ed.), Biomedical Optical Imaging Technologies: Design and Applications (pp. 163–212). 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 Training and Education in Professional Psychology.

Blog post
Taub, B. (2016, June 15). New Research Shows How The Iron Curtain Blocked The Spread Of HIV To The East. 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. (2005). Student Financial Aid: Need Determination Could Be Enhanced through Improvements in Education’s Estimate of Applicants’ State Tax Payments (GAO-05-105). 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
Paulone, S. (2013). Mergers and Acquisitions: Examining Managerial Strategy Connection to Post Transaction Accounting Measures [Doctoral dissertation]. Northcentral 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
Hollander, S. (2000, September 2). Offended Fan Wants Ashe Statue Moved. New York Times, D6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lin, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Buss & Agapie, 2016; Lin, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Buss & Agapie, 2016)
  • Three authors: (Saalmann et al., 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Taylor et al., 2009)

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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