How to format your references using the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 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
Cann, R. L. (2013). Genetics. Y weigh in again on modern humans. Science (New York, N.Y.), 341(6145), 465–467.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rouyer, F., & Chatterjee, A. (2015). Circadian clocks: A receptor for subtle temperature changes. Nature, 527(7579), 449–451.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sun, J.-Y., Wu, X.-S., & Wu, L.-G. (2002). Single and multiple vesicle fusion induce different rates of endocytosis at a central synapse. Nature, 417(6888), 555–559.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Franzdóttir, S. R., Engelen, D., Yuva-Aydemir, Y., Schmidt, I., Aho, A., & Klämbt, C. (2009). Switch in FGF signalling initiates glial differentiation in the Drosophila eye. Nature, 460(7256), 758–761.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Alexandrovna, M. I., Ionin, B. I., & Tebby, J. C. (2013). Alkynes in Cycloadditions. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
An edited book
Kury, H., Redo, S., & Shea, E. (Eds.). (2016). Women and Children as Victims and Offenders: Background, Prevention, Reintegration: Suggestions for Succeeding Generations (Volume 2). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Croft, H. (2016). Rethinking Civilian Neuroses in the Second World War. In P. Leese & J. Crouthamel (Eds.), Traumatic Memories of the Second World War and After (pp. 95–116). 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 Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.

Blog post
Luntz, S. (2017, March 23). Citizen Scientists Bring Astronomical History To Light. 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. (1976). Coordination of Government Research and Development (No. 094665). 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
Shen, F.-Y. (2009). A pedagogical and analytic comparison of Auguste Franchomme’s twelve Caprices, op. 7 and Alfredo Piatti’s twelve Caprices, op. 25 (Doctoral dissertation). University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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
Kelly, C. (2006, August 18). Shore Enclave Feels The Breezes of Change. New York Times, p. F6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cann 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Cann 2013; Rouyer and Chatterjee 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Rouyer and Chatterjee 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Franzdóttir et al. 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
AbbreviationJ. Clin. Psychol. Med. Settings
ISSN (print)1068-9583
ISSN (online)1573-3572
ScopeClinical Psychology

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