How to format your references using the Annual Review of Clinical Psychology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annual Review of Clinical 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
Klarreich E. 2001. Top researchers plan to snub fertility conference. Nature. 413(6853):241
A journal article with 2 authors
Tierney JE, deMenocal PB. 2013. Abrupt shifts in Horn of Africa hydroclimate since the Last Glacial Maximum. Science. 342(6160):843–46
A journal article with 3 authors
Kormendy J, Bender R, Cornell ME. 2011. Supermassive black holes do not correlate with galaxy disks or pseudobulges. Nature. 469(7330):374–76
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Stano NM, Jeong Y-J, Donmez I, Tummalapalli P, Levin MK, Patel SS. 2005. DNA synthesis provides the driving force to accelerate DNA unwinding by a helicase. Nature. 435(7040):370–73

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Beach D. 1996. The Responsible Conduct of Research. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
An edited book
Boumerdassi S, Renault É, Bouzefrane S, eds. 2016. Mobile, Secure, and Programmable Networking: Second International Conference, MSPN 2016, Paris, France, June 1-3, 2016, Revised Selected Papers, Vol. 10026. Cham: Springer International Publishing
A chapter in an edited book
Steensma AB. 2008. The Central and Posterior Compartments. In Atlas of Pelvic Floor Ultrasound, eds. LPJ Hoyte, AB Steensma, pp. 63–75. 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 Annual Review of Clinical Psychology.

Blog post
Andrew E. 2015. Scientists Baffled To Find Sharks Living Inside An Active Volcano. 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. 1992. Space Station: Status of Financial Reserves. NSIAD-92-279, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Felarca CU. 2012. A burning problem: Skin protection practices among college nursing students and non-nursing college students. Doctoral dissertation thesis. 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
Glanz J, Sanger DE. 2017. Trump, Who Pledged to Overhaul Nuclear Arsenal, Now Faces Higher Costs. New York Times, June 4, , p. A16

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Klarreich 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Klarreich 2001; Tierney & deMenocal 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Tierney & deMenocal 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Stano et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleAnnual Review of Clinical Psychology
AbbreviationAnnu. Rev. Clin. Psychol.
ISSN (print)1548-5943
ISSN (online)1548-5951
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Psychiatry and Mental health
Clinical Psychology

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