How to format your references using the Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. 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
Haigh, J. D. (2001). Climate variability and the influence of the Sun. Science (New York, N.Y.), 294(5549), 2109–2111.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wapenaar, K., & Snieder, R. (2007). Determinism: Chaos tamed. Nature, 447(7145), 643.
A journal article with 3 authors
Khan, P., Jain, H., & Adarsh, K. V. (2014). Role of Ge:As ratio in controlling the light-induced response of a-Ge(x)As(35-x)Se65 thin films. Scientific reports, 4, 4029.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Buckley, M. J., Mansouri, F. A., Hoda, H., Mahboubi, M., Browning, P. G. F., Kwok, S. C., et al. (2009). Dissociable components of rule-guided behavior depend on distinct medial and prefrontal regions. Science (New York, N.Y.), 325(5936), 52–58.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Equipment Testing Procedures Committee of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. (2014). Trayed and Packed Columns. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Beck, D. E., Wexner, S. D., Hull, T. L., Roberts, P. L., Saclarides, T. J., Senagore, A. J., et al. (Eds.). (2014). The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery (2nd ed. 2014.). New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Tresadern, P., Cootes, T., Taylor, C., & Petrović, V. (2011). Face Alignment Models. In S. Z. Li & A. K. Jain (Eds.), Handbook of Face Recognition (pp. 109–135). London: 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 Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

Blog post
Davis, J. (2015, November 14). Finland To Build The World’s First Permanent Nuclear Waste Disposable Facility. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (2009). Federal Lands: Enhanced Planning Could Assist Agencies in Managing Increased Use of Off-Highway Vehicles (No. GAO-09-509). Washington, DC: 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
Bowmar, J. S. (2012). Building Energy Efficiency and Resilience in the United States, One Disaster at a Time: Fostering Green Building Principles through Disaster Assistance (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Shpigel, B. (2016, October 27). Edmonton’s Abuzz? Think Prodigy. New York Times, p. B9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Haigh 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Haigh 2001; Wapenaar and Snieder 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Wapenaar and Snieder 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Buckley et al. 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
AbbreviationAdm. Policy Ment. Health
ISSN (print)0894-587X
ISSN (online)1573-3289
ScopeHealth Policy
Psychiatry and Mental health
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Phychiatric Mental Health

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