How to format your references using the Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review. 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
Morris, M. R. (2004). Astronomy. Glimpsing matter at the brink. Science (New York, N.Y.), 304(5671), 689–692.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chittka, L., & Peng, F. (2013). Neuroscience. Caffeine boosts bees’ memories. Science (New York, N.Y.), 339(6124), 1157–1159.
A journal article with 3 authors
O’Connor, S., Ono, R., & Clarkson, C. (2011). Pelagic fishing at 42,000 years before the present and the maritime skills of modern humans. Science (New York, N.Y.), 334(6059), 1117–1121.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Zhu, Y., Doray, B., Poussu, A., Lehto, V. P., & Kornfeld, S. (2001). Binding of GGA2 to the lysosomal enzyme sorting motif of the mannose 6-phosphate receptor. Science (New York, N.Y.), 292(5522), 1716–1718.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Castle, D., Cline, C., Daar, A. S., Tsamis, C., & Singer, P. A. (2006). Science, Society, and the Supermarket. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Cook, D. (2007). Interactive and Dynamic Graphics for Data Analysis: With R and Ggobi. (D. F. Swayne, Ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Kantert, J., Bernard, Y., Klejnowski, L., & Müller-Schloer, C. (2014). Estimation of Reward and Decision Making for Trust-Adaptive Agents in Normative Environments. In E. Maehle, K. Römer, W. Karl, & E. Tovar (Eds.), Architecture of Computing Systems – ARCS 2014: 27th International Conference, Lübeck, Germany, February 25-28, 2014. Proceedings (pp. 49–59). Cham: 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 Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014, November 19). NASA Scientists Create Biodegradable Fungus Drone. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (1978). Status of the Air Force’s Missile X Program (No. PSAD-78-35). 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
Malkus, N. (2012). Beneath the district averages: Intradistrict differences in teacher compensation expenditures (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
Kenigsberg, B. (2016, November 22). Naughty Boy: Mommy Issues Explain a Lot. New York Times, p. C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Morris 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Chittka and Peng 2013; Morris 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Chittka and Peng 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhu et al. 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleClinical Child and Family Psychology Review
AbbreviationClin. Child Fam. Psychol. Rev.
ISSN (print)1096-4037
ISSN (online)1573-2827
ScopePediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
Psychiatry and Mental health
Clinical Psychology
Developmental and Educational Psychology

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