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
Trkola, A. (2014). HIV: Potency needs constancy. Nature, 514(7523), 442–443.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wynia, M. K., & Gostin, L. (2002). Medicine. The bioterrorist threat and access to health care. Science (New York, N.Y.), 296(5573), 1613.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ryu, W. S., Berry, R. M., & Berg, H. C. (2000). Torque-generating units of the flagellar motor of Escherichia coli have a high duty ratio. Nature, 403(6768), 444–447.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Tonolini, F., Chan, S., Agnew, M., Lindsay, A., & Leach, J. (2014). Reconstructing high-dimensional two-photon entangled states via compressive sensing. Scientific Reports, 4, 6542.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kobilinsky, L., Liotti, T. F., & Oeser-Sweat, J. (2004). DNA: Forensic and Legal Applications. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Corradini, A., Ehrig, H., Montanari, U., Ribeiro, L., & Rozenberg, G. (Eds.). (2006). Graph Transformations: Third International Conference, ICGT 2006 Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, September 17-23, 2006 Proceedings (Vol. 4178). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
dos Santos Isaias, R. M., da Silva Carneiro, R. G., Santos, J. C., & de Oliveira, D. C. (2014). Gall Morphotypes in the Neotropics and the Need to Standardize Them. In G. W. Fernandes & J. C. Santos (Eds.), Neotropical Insect Galls (pp. 51–67). 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
Andrew, D. (2016, October 19). How Listening To Music Could Help You Beat Insomnia. 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. (1991). Farmers Home Administration: Half-Billion Dollar ADP Modernization Lacks Adequate Planning and Oversight (T-IMTEC-92-2). 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
Jekanowski, E. C. (2017). District Leadership and Systemic Inclusion: A Case Study of One Inclusive and Effective School District [Doctoral dissertation]. Florida Atlantic University.

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
Corkery, M. (2017, September 15). In Rare Move, Google Imposes New Limits on Addiction Treatment Ads. New York Times, B5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Trkola, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Trkola, 2014; Wynia & Gostin, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Wynia & Gostin, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Ryu et al., 2000)
  • 6 or more authors: (Tonolini et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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