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
Kysar D. Supreme Court ruling is good, bad and ugly. Nature 2011;474:421.
A journal article with 2 authors
Palmer MA, Filoso S. Restoration of ecosystem services for environmental markets. Science 2009;325:575–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yoshida A, Yoneda-Kato N, Kato J-Y. CSN5 specifically interacts with CDK2 and controls senescence in a cytoplasmic cyclin E-mediated manner. Sci Rep 2013;3:1054.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Pawin G, Wong KL, Kwon K-Y, Bartels L. A homomolecular porous network at a Cu(111) surface. Science 2006;313:961–2.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wernecke R. Industrielle Feuchtemessung. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2003.
An edited book
Fratta L, Schulzrinne H, Takahashi Y, Spaniol O, editors. NETWORKING 2009: 8th International IFIP-TC 6 Networking Conference, Aachen, Germany, May 11-15, 2009. Proceedings. vol. 5550. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
Jarrick A. The Scientific Mission and the Freedom of Research. In: Rider S, Hasselberg Y, Waluszewski A, editors. Transformations in Research, Higher Education and the Academic Market: The Breakdown of Scientific Thought, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013, p. 53–67.

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
Andrew E. Fish Are Smarter Than You Think. IFLScience 2014. (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. Information Security and Privacy Controls Should Be Enhanced to Address Weaknesses. 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
Sexton SM. Progress Toward Analytic Predictions of Supersonic Hydrocarbon-Air Combustion: Computation of Ignition Times and Supersonic Mixing Layers. Doctoral dissertation. University of California San Diego, 2017.

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
Kishkovsky S. Yevgeny Kolobov, 57; Founded an Opera Theater. New York Times 2003:A25.

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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