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
Bilkey, D. K. (2004). Neuroscience. In the place space. Science (New York, N.Y.), 305(5688), 1245–1246.
A journal article with 2 authors
Nott, J., & Hayne, M. (2001). High frequency of “super-cyclones” along the Great Barrier Reef over the past 5,000 years. Nature, 413(6855), 508–512.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rohde, D. L. T., Olson, S., & Chang, J. T. (2004). Modelling the recent common ancestry of all living humans. Nature, 431(7008), 562–566.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Madec, R., Devincre, B., Kubin, L., Hoc, T., & Rodney, D. (2003). The role of collinear interaction in dislocation-induced hardening. Science (New York, N.Y.), 301(5641), 1879–1882.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Selyanin, M. A., Boykov, P. Y., Khabarov, V. N., & Polyak, F. (2015). Hyaluronic Acid. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Fung, E. B., Bachrach, L. K., & Sawyer, A. J. (Eds.). (2016). Bone Health Assessment in Pediatrics: Guidelines for Clinical Practice (2nd ed. 2016). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Liu, X., Li, J., Zhou, D., An, Y., & Xia, X. (2016). Preserving the d-Reachability When Anonymizing Social Networks. In B. Cui, N. Zhang, J. Xu, X. Lian, & D. Liu (Eds.), Web-Age Information Management: 17th International Conference, WAIM 2016, Nanchang, China, June 3-5, 2016, Proceedings, Part II (pp. 40–51). Springer International Publishing.

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, April 14). MBARI Researchers Describe Four New “Killer Sponges.” IFLScience; IFLScience.“killer-sponges”/


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. (1976). Economies Available Through Consolidating or Collocating Government Land-Based, High Frequency Communications Facilities (LCD-76-113). 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
Alajmi, H. (2012). Pre-Islamic Poetry and Speech Act Theory: Al-A`shá, Bishr ibn Abī Khāzim, and al-Hujayjah [Doctoral dissertation]. Indiana 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
Crow, K. (2003, January 26). Seeking to Preserve the Site Where a Famed Ancestor Traded. New York Times, 148.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bilkey, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Bilkey, 2004; Nott & Hayne, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Nott & Hayne, 2001)
  • Three authors: (Rohde et al., 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Madec et al., 2003)

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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