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
Hoffmann, J. A. (2003). The immune response of Drosophila. Nature, 426(6962), 33–38.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zaher, H. S., & Green, R. (2009). Quality control by the ribosome following peptide bond formation. Nature, 457(7226), 161–166.
A journal article with 3 authors
Parker, J. S., Roe, S. M., & Barford, D. (2005). Structural insights into mRNA recognition from a PIWI domain-siRNA guide complex. Nature, 434(7033), 663–666.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
McEvilly, R. J., de Diaz, M. O., Schonemann, M. D., Hooshmand, F., & Rosenfeld, M. G. (2002). Transcriptional regulation of cortical neuron migration by POU domain factors. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5559), 1528–1532.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Heritier, S., Cantoni, E., Copt, S., & Victoria-Feser, M.-P. (2009). Robust Methods in Biostatistics: Heritier/Robust Methods in Biostatistics. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Lollino, G., Arattano, M., Giardino, M., Oliveira, R., & Peppoloni, S. (Eds.). (2014). Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 7: Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Murray-Rust, D., & Robertson, D. (2015). Bootstrapping the Next Generation of Social Machines. In W. Li, M. N. Huhns, W.-T. Tsai, & W. Wu (Eds.), Crowdsourcing: Cloud-Based Software Development (pp. 53–71). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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
Andrew, E. (2014, October 27). Researchers Discover A New Key Player In HIV’s Life Cycle. 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. (1997). Student Loans: Selected Characteristics of Schools in Two Major Federal Loan Programs (No. HEHS-97-45). 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
Taaz, Z. (2017). Boiler automation and monitoring of temperature and steam flow using Simulink (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Nagourney, A., & Shear, M. D. (2017, July 3). Call From California: President Trump, Where Are You? New York Times, p. A13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hoffmann 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Hoffmann 2003; Zaher and Green 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Zaher and Green 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (McEvilly et al. 2002)

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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