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
Klar, A. J. S. (2002). Fibonacci’s flowers. Nature, 417(6889), 595.
A journal article with 2 authors
Stern, N., & Taylor, C. (2007). Economics. Climate change: risk, ethics, and the Stern Review. Science (New York, N.Y.), 317(5835), 203–204.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hammarström, P., Schneider, F., & Kelly, J. W. (2001). Trans-suppression of misfolding in an amyloid disease. Science (New York, N.Y.), 293(5539), 2459–2462.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Michaelis, J., Hettich, C., Mlynek, J., & Sandoghdar, V., V. (2000). Optical microscopy using a single-molecule light source. Nature, 405(6784), 325–328.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Vogel, W., & Kalb, H. (2010). Large-Scale Solar Thermal Power. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Bernard, A., & Tichkiewitch, S. (Eds.). (2008). Methods and Tools for Effective Knowledge Life-Cycle-Management. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Arvind, G. R. (2012). Deliberative Democracy, People’s Agency and Education. In R. C. Mitchell & S. A. Moore (Eds.), Politics, Participation & Power Relations: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Critical Citizenship in the Classroom and Community (pp. 63–82). SensePublishers.

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
Andrew, E. (2013, October 25). From Trash To Treasure. 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. (1981). Status Report on Executive Branch Implementation of the National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980 (EMD-82-27). 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
Stachowiak, D. (2011). How executive coaches use the results of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to develop their coachees [Doctoral dissertation]. Pepperdine 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
Klein, J. Z., & Pilon, M. (2013, July 3). Long Goodbye: Contracts That Keep On Giving. New York Times, B9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Klar, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Klar, 2002; Stern & Taylor, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Stern & Taylor, 2007)
  • Three authors: (Hammarström et al., 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Michaelis et al., 2000)

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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