How to format your references using the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. 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
Boyd, P. (2004). Ocean science. Ironing out algal issues in the Southern Ocean. Science (New York, N.Y.), 304(5669), 396–397.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ohtomo, A., & Hwang, H. Y. (2004). A high-mobility electron gas at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterointerface. Nature, 427(6973), 423–426.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bragg, A. E., Cavanagh, M. C., & Schwartz, B. J. (2008). Linear response breakdown in solvation dynamics induced by atomic electron-transfer reactions. Science (New York, N.Y.), 321(5897), 1817–1822.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Steinmetz, E. J., Conrad, N. K., Brow, D. A., & Corden, J. L. (2001). RNA-binding protein Nrd1 directs poly(A)-independent 3’-end formation of RNA polymerase II transcripts. Nature, 413(6853), 327–331.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Worth, S. M. (2010). The Association Guide to Going Global. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Nicola, R. D., & Julien, C. (Eds.). (2013). Coordination Models and Languages: 15th International Conference, COORDINATION 2013, Held as Part of the 8th International Federated Conference on Distributed Computing Techniques, DisCoTec 2013, Florence, Italy, June 3-5, 2013. Proceedings (Vol. 7890). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Jayatissa, L. P., Kodikara, K. A. S., Dissanayaka, N. P., & Satyanarayana, B. (2016). Post-Tsunami Assessment of Coastal Vegetation, with the View to Protect Coastal Areas from Ocean Surges in Sri Lanka. In V. Santiago-Fandiño, H. Tanaka, & M. Spiske (Eds.), Tsunamis and Earthquakes in Coastal Environments: Significance and Restoration (pp. 47–64). 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 Psychotherapy Integration.

Blog post
Andrews, R. (2016, June 30). Over 100 Nobel Laureates Condemn Greenpeace’s Opposition To GMOs. 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. (1973). Problems in Regulating Selected Vaccines (B-164031(2)). 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
Equihua, D. (2010). The relationship of mental health and family factors to parental involvement in their children’s education among Latina mothers [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Wagner, J. (2016, October 1). Battered but Persevering, Mets Reach the Threshold of the Postseason. New York Times, D2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Boyd, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Boyd, 2004; Ohtomo & Hwang, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Ohtomo & Hwang, 2004)
  • Three authors: (Bragg et al., 2008)
  • 6 or more authors: (Steinmetz et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Psychotherapy Integration
AbbreviationJ. Psychother. Integr.
ISSN (print)1053-0479
ISSN (online)1573-3696
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health
Clinical Psychology

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