How to format your references using the Journal of Anxiety Disorders citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 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
Chaieb, S. (2014). Elasto-plasticity in wrinkled polymerized lipid membranes. Scientific Reports, 4, 3699.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jiang, Y. C., & Gao, J. (2014). Strain-induced photoconductivity in thin films of Co doped amorphous carbon. Scientific Reports, 4, 6738.
A journal article with 3 authors
Heil, M., Rattke, J., & Boland, W. (2005). Postsecretory hydrolysis of nectar sucrose and specialization in ant/plant mutualism. Science (New York, N.Y.), 308(5721), 560–563.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Fishlock, T. W., Oral, A., Egdell, R. G., & Pethica, J. B. (2000). Manipulation of atoms across a surface at room temperature. Nature, 404(6779), 743–745.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ness, L. (2006). Securing Utility and Energy Infrastructures. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Rao, M. S., Carpenter, M., & Vemuri, M. C. (Eds.). (2012). Neural Development and Stem Cells (3rd ed. 2012). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Dastani, M., Floor, C., & Meyer, J.-J. C. (2014). Programming Agents with Emotions. In T. Bosse, J. Broekens, J. Dias, & J. van der Zwaan (Eds.), Emotion Modeling: Towards Pragmatic Computational Models of Affective Processes (pp. 57–75). 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 Journal of Anxiety Disorders.

Blog post
Luntz, S. (2014, October 29). Huge “Bathtub Ring” Left By Oil Spill. 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. (1998). GSA: Causes of Delay in the Federal Communications Commission Move to the Portals II Building (GGD-98-60R). 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
Liang, Y. (2005). Studies of E. coli YidC and Other Factors for Membrane Protein Insertion [Doctoral dissertation]. Ohio State 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
Murphy, M. J. O. (2013, June 16). Dosas, Big and Bigger. New York Times, LI8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Chaieb, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Chaieb, 2014; Jiang & Gao, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Jiang & Gao, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Heil et al., 2005)
  • 6 or more authors: (Fishlock et al., 2000)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Anxiety Disorders
AbbreviationJ. Anxiety Disord.
ISSN (print)0887-6185
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health
Clinical Psychology

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