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
Chapman, T. (2004). Proteins on the move. Nature, 430(6995), 111.
A journal article with 2 authors
Weissleder, R., & Pittet, M. J. (2008). Imaging in the era of molecular oncology. Nature, 452(7187), 580–589.
A journal article with 3 authors
Suttle, K. B., Thomsen, M. A., & Power, M. E. (2007). Species interactions reverse grassland responses to changing climate. Science (New York, N.Y.), 315(5812), 640–642.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Mojić, M., Bogdanović Pristov, J., Maksimović-Ivanić, D., Jones, D. R., Stanić, M., Mijatović, S., & Spasojević, I. (2014). Extracellular iron diminishes anticancer effects of vitamin C: an in vitro study. Scientific Reports, 4, 5955.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Janovy, J., & Esch, G. W. (2016). A Century of Parasitology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Gottlieb, J., & Raidl, G. R. (Eds.). (2006). Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization: 6th European Conference, EvoCOP 2006, Budapest, Hungary, April 10-12, 2006. Proceedings (Vol. 3906). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Genz, A., & Bretz, F. (2009). Methods That Approximate the Integral. In F. Bretz (Ed.), Computation of Multivariate Normal and t Probabilities (pp. 29–54). 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
Hale, T. (2016, August 17). The Average 20-Year-Old American Knows 42,000 Words, Claims Study - How Do You Compare? IFLScience; 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. (1980). An Analysis of Concerns in Federal Education Programs: Duplication of Services and Administrative Costs (HRD-80-18). 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
Joseph, F. B. (2017). Adsorption and Transformation of Selenium from Elemental Selenium Nanoparticles by Pseudomonas fuscovaginae [Doctoral dissertation]. 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
Koblin, J. (2017, May 24). Stewart And HBO Pull the Plug On a Project. New York Times, B2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Chapman, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Chapman, 2004; Weissleder & Pittet, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Weissleder & Pittet, 2008)
  • Three authors: (Suttle et al., 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Mojić et al., 2014)

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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