How to format your references using the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 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
Hoag, H. (2003). BSE case rattles Canadian officials. Nature, 423(6939), 467.
A journal article with 2 authors
Anand, P., & Chandra, N. (2014). Characterizing the pocketome of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and application in rationalizing polypharmacological target selection. Scientific Reports, 4, 6356.
A journal article with 3 authors
Miller, R. F., Cloutier, R., & Turner, S. (2003). The oldest articulated chondrichthyan from the Early Devonian period. Nature, 425(6957), 501–504.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Martin, C. F., Bhui, R., Bossaerts, P., Matsuzawa, T., & Camerer, C. (2014). Chimpanzee choice rates in competitive games match equilibrium game theory predictions. Scientific Reports, 4, 5182.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Center for Chemical Process Safety. (1999). Guidelines for Process Safety in Batch Reaction Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Mookherjee, M. (Ed.). (2011). Democracy, Religious Pluralism and the Liberal Dilemma of Accommodation (Vol. 7). Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Servetti, A., Masala, E., Bucciol, P., & De Martin, J. C. (2007). Variable Time-Scale Multimedia Streaming Over 802.11 Inter-Vehicle Ad-hoc Networks. In H. Abut, J. H. L. Hansen, & K. Takeda (Eds.), Advances for In-Vehicle and Mobile Systems: Challenges for International Standards (pp. 47–57). Springer US.

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 Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.

Blog post
Hale, T. (2017, April 3). Photos Of Florida Panther Kittens Show This Rare Subspecies Is On The Up. IFLScience; IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/photos-of-florida-panther-kittens-show-this-rare-subspecies-is-on-the-up/

Reports

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. (1971). Opportunities To Improve the Redistribution of the Federal Government’s Excess Automatic Data Processing Equipment (B-115369). 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
Wright, M. W. (2017). The Louisiana Teacher Assault Pay Statute: An Analysis of Court Decisions Interpreting the Statute and a Comparative Study of Teacher Assault Pay Statutes in Other States [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Louisiana.

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
Mark, M. E. (2012, April 1). Prom Night. New York Times, SR7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hoag, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Anand & Chandra, 2014; Hoag, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Anand & Chandra, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Miller et al., 2003)
  • 6 or more authors: (Martin et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
AbbreviationJ. Behav. Ther. Exp. Psychiatry
ISSN (print)0005-7916
ScopeArts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
Psychiatry and Mental health
Clinical Psychology
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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