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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Anuario de Psicología Jurídica. 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
Kerr, R. A. (2000). PALEOCLIMATE: An Appealing Snowball Earth That’s Still Hard to Swallow. Science (New York, N.Y.), 287(5459), 1734–1736.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wasan, D. T., & Nikolov, A. D. (2003). Spreading of nanofluids on solids. Nature, 423(6936), 156–159.
A journal article with 3 authors
Baulch, H. M., Stanley, E. H., & Bernhardt, E. S. (2011). Can algal uptake stop NO3(-) pollution? Nature, 477(7366), E3; discussion E3-4.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gurnett, D. A., Zarka, P., Manning, R., Kurth, W. S., Hospodarsky, G. B., Averkamp, T. F., Kaiser, M. L., & Farrell, W. M. (2001). Non-detection at Venus of high-frequency radio signals characteristic of terrestrial lightning. Nature, 409(6818), 313–315.

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. (1998). Guidelines for Safe Warehousing of Chemicals. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Melezhik, V. A., Prave, A. R., Hanski, E. J., Fallick, A. E., Lepland, A., Kump, L. R., & Strauss, H. (Eds.). (2013). Reading the Archive of Earth’s Oxygenation: Volume 3: Global Events and the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Arslan-Ayaydin, Ö., & Thewissen, J. (2015). The Impact of Environmental Strengths and Concerns on the Accounting Performance of Firms in the Energy Sector. In A. Dorsman, W. Westerman, & J. L. Simpson (Eds.), Energy Technology and Valuation Issues (pp. 83–107). 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 Anuario de Psicología Jurídica.

Blog post
Fang, J. (2015, March 26). DNA Tests Uncover Evidence Of Infidelity In Royal Family Tree. 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. (2010). Postsecondary Education: Many States Collect Graduates’ Employment Information, but Clearer Guidance on Student Privacy Requirements Is Needed (GAO-10-927). 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
Chamberlin, A. A. (2015). Academic-related factors and emotional eating in adolescents [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
Antilla, S. (2014, March 29). Fighting the Old Boys’ Club. New York Times, B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kerr, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Kerr, 2000; Wasan & Nikolov, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Wasan & Nikolov, 2003)
  • Three authors: (Baulch et al., 2011)
  • 6 or more authors: (Gurnett et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleAnuario de Psicología Jurídica
ISSN (print)1133-0740
ScopePathology and Forensic Medicine
Applied Psychology

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