How to format your references using the Anxiety, Stress & Coping citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Anxiety, Stress & Coping. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Ivell, R. (2002). Endocrinology. This hormone has been relaxin’ too long! Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5555), 637–638.
A journal article with 2 authors
Scolnick, D. M., & Halazonetis, T. D. (2000). Chfr defines a mitotic stress checkpoint that delays entry into metaphase. Nature, 406(6794), 430–435.
A journal article with 3 authors
Saá, P., Castilla, J., & Soto, C. (2006). Presymptomatic detection of prions in blood. Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5783), 92–94.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Ma, H., Ren, H., Meng, S., Sun, F., & Zhu, G. (2013). Novel porphyrinic porous organic frameworks for high performance separation of small hydrocarbons. Scientific Reports, 3, 2611.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kroupa, V. F. (2005). Phase Lock Loops and Frequency Synthesis. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Chesney, M. (2013). Environmental Finance and Investments. (J. Gheyssens & L. Taschini, Eds.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Shim, S., & Ming, G.-L. (2007). Signaling of Secreted Semaphorins in Growth Cone Steering. In R. J. Pasterkamp (Ed.), Semaphorins: Receptor and Intracellular Signaling Mechanisms (pp. 52–60). 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 Anxiety, Stress & Coping.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014, June 12). Best Dads In The Animal Kingdom. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1973). Alleged Violations of the Kentucky State Plan for Vocational Education and Federal Regulations on Vocational Education by the Kentucky Department of Education (No. B-164031(1)). 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
Domec, B. S. (2017). Development, Characterization, and Resultant Properties of a Carbon, Boron, and Chromium Ternary Diffusion System (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
Crow, K. (2002, November 3). Two Old Buildings Win Friends in High Places. New York Times, p. 147.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ivell, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Ivell, 2002; Scolnick & Halazonetis, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Scolnick & Halazonetis, 2000)
  • Three authors: (Saá, Castilla, & Soto, 2006)
  • 6 or more authors: (Ma, Ren, Meng, Sun, & Zhu, 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleAnxiety, Stress & Coping
AbbreviationAnxiety Stress Coping
ISSN (print)1061-5806
ISSN (online)1477-2205
ScopeArts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
Psychiatry and Mental health
Clinical Psychology
Developmental and Educational Psychology

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