How to format your references using the Journal de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive. 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
Roberge A. Astronomy: Hurling comets around a planetary nursery. Nature 2014;514:440–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
Suenaga K, Koshino M. Atom-by-atom spectroscopy at graphene edge. Nature 2010;468:1088–90.
A journal article with 3 authors
Forbes JM, Bruinsma S, Lemoine FG. Solar rotation effects on the thermospheres of Mars and Earth. Science 2006;312:1366–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Sato T, Cheng Y-N, Wu X-C, Zelenitsky DK, Hsiao Y-F. A pair of shelled eggs inside a female dinosaur. Science 2005;308:375.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Paret D. Flexray and its Applications. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2012.
An edited book
Boelens JJ, Wynn R, editors. Stem Cell Therapy in Lysosomal Storage Diseases. New York, NY: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Suominen S, Forsén T, Volanen S-M, Isomaa B, Vahlberg T, Eriksson J. Lower Incidence of Hypertension among Swedish Speakers as Compared to Finnish Speakers in the Helsinki Birth Cohort from Finland – An Example of Early Programming of Disease? In: Eriksson-Backa K, Luoma A, Krook E, editors. Exploring the Abyss of Inequalities: 4th International Conference on Well-Being in the Information Society, WIS 2012, Turku, Finland, August 22-24, 2012. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012, p. 52–9.

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 Journal de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive.

Blog post
Carpineti A. A Recent Supernova Was As Bright As One Hundred Million Suns. IFLScience 2016. (accessed October 30, 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. Federal Student Loans: Borrower Interest Rates Cannot Be Set in Advance to Precisely and Consistently Balance Federal Revenues and Costs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Siczek MM. Negotiating Socioacademic Space: The Lived Experience of International Second-Language Students in a Mainstream First-year Writing Course. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2014.

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
Marx L. A Romance With Lemon Juice and Two Beach Towels. New York Times 2014:ST20.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive
ISSN (print)1155-1704
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health
Clinical Psychology
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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