How to format your references using the Anuario de Psicología citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Anuario de Psicología. 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
Knapp, S. (2003). Dynamic diversity. Nature, 422(6931), 475.
A journal article with 2 authors
Narbonne, P., & Roy, R. (2009). Caenorhabditis elegans dauers need LKB1/AMPK to ration lipid reserves and ensure long-term survival. Nature, 457(7226), 210–214.
A journal article with 3 authors
Marteau, T. M., Hollands, G. J., & Fletcher, P. C. (2012). Changing human behavior to prevent disease: the importance of targeting automatic processes. Science (New York, N.Y.), 337(6101), 1492–1495.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Wang, W., Timonen, J. V. I., Carlson, A., Drotlef, D.-M., Zhang, C. T., Kolle, S., Grinthal, A., Wong, T.-S., Hatton, B., Kang, S. H., Kennedy, S., Chi, J., Blough, R. T., Sitti, M., Mahadevan, L., & Aizenberg, J. (2018). Multifunctional ferrofluid-infused surfaces with reconfigurable multiscale topography. Nature, 559(7712), 77–82.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Geyer, T. (2016). Model Predictive Control of High Power Convertersand Industrial Drives. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Frieden, B. R., & Gatenby, R. A. (Eds.). (2007). Exploratory Data Analysis Using Fisher Information. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Demuijnck, G. (2005). Poverty as a Human Rights Violation and the Limits of Nationalism. In A. Follesdal & T. Pogge (Eds.), Real World Justice: Grounds, Principles, Human Rights, and Social Institutions (pp. 65–83). Springer Netherlands.

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 Anuario de Psicología.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J. (2015, October 2). Spectacular New Images Of Pluto’s Moon Charon. 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. (2006). Troops-To-Teachers: Program Brings More Men and Minorities to the Teaching Workforce, but Education Could Improve Management to Enhance Results (GAO-06-265). 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
Gaudet, C. J. (2013). A General Approach to the Direct Detection of Dark Matter [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
Hodgman, J. (2016, November 4). Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times, MM26.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Knapp, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Knapp, 2003; Narbonne & Roy, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Narbonne & Roy, 2009)
  • Three authors: (Marteau et al., 2012)
  • 6 or more authors: (Wang et al., 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleAnuario de Psicología
ISSN (print)0066-5126
ScopePsychiatry and Mental health
General Psychology

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