Guidelines for Formatting References in the Transactional Analysis Journal
The Transactional Analysis Journal (TAJ) follows the APA (American Psychological Association) format for references and citations. Authors unfamiliar with this format are encouraged to consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Associa-tion, 6th Edition (parts of which are available online at http://www.apastyle.org/manual/ index.aspx). These formatting requirements must be followed carefully when preparing a manuscript for submission to the TAJ.
Following are some general guidelines:
In-Text Quotations and References
- All in-text references must be in author/date format (e.g., Smith, 2001) with specific page numbers shown for any quotes (e.g., Smith, 2001, p. 23; or Smith & Jones, 2001, pp. 4-5). If quoting from an online source and the material is not paginated online, indicate the section and/or paragraph(s) where the quote can be found.
- When quoting from references, do so accurately and indicate anything left out with ellipses. Indicate anything changed or added with brackets. If the quote contains any bold or italic emphasis, indicate if that emphasis was the original author’s or yours.
- Every reference cited in the text must be in the end reference list (see below) and all references in the end list must be cited in the text. Please make sure the name spellings and publication dates are consistent for both locations.
Ending Reference List
- In the reference list, give last names and initials for all authors; do not use et al.
- When referencing journal articles, write out the full name of the journal; do not abbreviate any words; use either “and” or “&” as used in the actual journal title.
- When referencing books, include city/state/country and name of publisher, in that order.
- For articles and chapters from edited books, please include: Name/initials of article/chapter author(s); book publication date; title of article/chapter (along with English translation, in brackets, if in another language); the word “In” followed by name/initials of editor(s) or author(s) of book; title of book in original language; article/chapter page numbers, city/state/country of publisher; name of publisher; and original publication date of article/chapter if different from the book’s publication date.
- If a reference is not in English, give the title of the book or journal article in the original language followed by an English translation in brackets. Give all journal names in their original language. If a translation is used as a reference, give the name and initials of the translator. If the reference is either a translation or a later edition, be sure to include the original date of publication of the book or journal article.
- For online references, include the name/initials of the author(s), title of the specific article (not the Web site name), any name/initials of translator if applicable, date retrieved online, and complete URL.
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