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
Csatho BM. 2015. Climate science: A history of Greenland’s ice loss. Nature. 528(7582):341–43
A journal article with 2 authors
Flowers RM, Farley KA. 2012. Apatite 4He/3He and (U-Th)/He evidence for an ancient Grand Canyon. Science. 338(6114):1616–19
A journal article with 3 authors
Cello J, Paul AV, Wimmer E. 2002. Chemical synthesis of poliovirus cDNA: generation of infectious virus in the absence of natural template. Science. 297(5583):1016–18
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Terry I, Walter GH, Moore C, Roemer R, Hull C. 2007. Odor-mediated push-pull pollination in cycads. Science. 318(5847):70

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Daïan J-F. 2014. Equilibrium and Transfer in Porous Media 2. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
An edited book
D’Atri A, De Marco M, Braccini AM, Cabiddu F, eds. 2010. Management of the Interconnected World: ItAIS: The Italian Association for Information Systems. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag HD
A chapter in an edited book
Noonan DM, Ventura A, Bruno A, Pagani A, Albini A. 2011. The Angiogenic Switch: Role of Immune Cells. In Immunologic Signatures of Rejection, eds. FM Marincola, E Wang, pp. 57–75. New York, NY: 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. 110-Year-Old Lobster Is Saved From A Restaurant, Dies Shortly After. 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. 2007. National Transportation Safety Board: Observations on the Draft Business Plan for NTSB’s Training Center. GAO-07-886R, 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
Donohue J. 2010. Resolving Past Liabilities for Future Reduction in Greenhouse Gases; Nuclear Energy and the Outstanding Federal Liability of Spent Nuclear Fuel. Doctoral dissertation thesis. George Washington 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
Wines M. 2017. Justices Face Wisconsin Case That Could Redraw Partisan Political Maps. New York Times, Oct. 1, , p. A16

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Csatho 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Csatho 2015; Flowers & Farley 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Flowers & Farley 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Terry et al. 2007)

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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