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
Bollinger JJ. 2011. Metrology: filtering noise with a quantum probe. Nature. 473(7345):39–40
A journal article with 2 authors
Thompson DWJ, Barnes EA. 2014. Periodic variability in the large-scale Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation. Science. 343(6171):641–45
A journal article with 3 authors
Kelley AM, Michalet X, Weiss S. 2001. Chemical physics. Single-molecule spectroscopy comes of age. Science. 292(5522):1671–72
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Pallecchi E, Lafont F, Cavaliere V, Schopfer F, Mailly D, et al. 2014. High Electron Mobility in Epitaxial Graphene on 4H-SiC(0001) via post-growth annealing under hydrogen. Sci. Rep. 4:4558

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Davey KJ. 2014. Building Winning Algorithmic Trading Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Simmons K. 2012. Pro SQL Server 2012 Administration. Berkeley, CA: Apress
A chapter in an edited book
Kouřimská H, Skuppin L, Springborn B. 2016. A Variational Principle for Cyclic Polygons with Prescribed Edge Lengths. In Advances in Discrete Differential Geometry, ed. AI Bobenko, pp. 177–95. Berlin, Heidelberg: 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
Hale T. 2016. Enormous Green Meteor Caught On Camera Above California. 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. 1989. [Comments on Special Legislative Provision Concerning Compensation for Reemployed Retired Air Traffic Controllers]. B-234589.2, 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
Pecue CJ. 2015. Utilizing Audiovisual Stimuli in the Classroom to Facilitate Pronunciation of French Stop Consonants. Doctoral dissertation thesis. Southern Illinois 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
Palmer E. 2016. Serving as a Role Model During a Father’s Absence. New York Times, Dec. 20, , p. A25

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bollinger 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Bollinger 2011; Thompson & Barnes 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Thompson & Barnes 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Pallecchi et al. 2014)

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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