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
Chien KR. 2000. Genomic circuits and the integrative biology of cardiac diseases. Nature. 407(6801):227–32
A journal article with 2 authors
Grubb MS, Burrone J. 2010. Activity-dependent relocation of the axon initial segment fine-tunes neuronal excitability. Nature. 465(7301):1070–74
A journal article with 3 authors
Whitcome KK, Shapiro LJ, Lieberman DE. 2007. Fetal load and the evolution of lumbar lordosis in bipedal hominins. Nature. 450(7172):1075–78
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Kundu B, Schlimp CJ, Nürnberger S, Redl H, Kundu SC. 2014. Thromboelastometric and platelet responses to silk biomaterials. Sci. Rep. 4:4945

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Iyengar SS, Parameshwaran N, Phoha VV, Balakrishnan N, Okoye CD. 2010. Fundamentals of Sensor Network Programming. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Hanaki K, ed. 2008. Urban Environmental Management and Technology, Vol. 1. Tokyo: Springer Japan
A chapter in an edited book
Asiki A, Tsoumakos D, Koziris N. 2012. A DHT-Based System for the Management of Loosely Structured, Multidimensional Data. In Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems VI: Special Issue on Database- and Expert-Systems Applications, eds. A Hameurlain, J Küng, R Wagner, SW Liddle, K-D Schewe, X Zhou, pp. 134–66. 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
Davis J. 2017. Australian Biosecurity Officials Incinerate Rare Botanical Collection Due To “Paperwork Mix-Up.” 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. 1990. Information Resources: Problems Persist in Justice’s ADP Management and Operations. IMTEC-91-4, 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
Allard IN. 2010. Examining the relationship between organizational culture and performance: Moderators of culture gap. Doctoral dissertation thesis. Northcentral 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
Kovaleski SF, Alter A. 2015. Intrigue Grows Over New Book by Harper Lee. New York Times, July 2, , p. A1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Chien 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Chien 2000; Grubb & Burrone 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Grubb & Burrone 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Kundu 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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