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
Kouwenhoven, L. (2000). Nanotechnology. Bouncing a C60 ball. Nature, 407(6800), 35–36.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wilson, D. R., & Hare, J. F. (2004). Animal communication: ground squirrel uses ultrasonic alarms. Nature, 430(6999), 523.
A journal article with 3 authors
Parvanov, E. D., Petkov, P. M., & Paigen, K. (2010). Prdm9 controls activation of mammalian recombination hotspots. Science (New York, N.Y.), 327(5967), 835.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Silva, J., Chambers, I., Pollard, S., & Smith, A. (2006). Nanog promotes transfer of pluripotency after cell fusion. Nature, 441(7096), 997–1001.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pruitt, G. (2016). The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox + Website. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Presutti, V., d’Amato, C., Gandon, F., d’Aquin, M., Staab, S., & Tordai, A. (Eds.). (2014). The Semantic Web: Trends and Challenges: 11th International Conference, ESWC 2014, Anissaras, Crete, Greece, May 25-29, 2014. Proceedings (Vol. 8465). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Bondyra, A., Nowicki, M., & Wietrzykowski, J. (2015). TAPAS: A Robotic Platform for Autonomous Navigation in Outdoor Environments. In R. Szewczyk, C. Zieliński, & M. Kaliczyńska (Eds.), Progress in Automation, Robotics and Measuring Techniques: Volume 2 Robotics (pp. 45–54). 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.

Blog post
Hale, T. (2016, August 8). The Most Incredible Meteor Shower In A Decade Will Peak This Week. 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. (1998). Small Business Administration: Planning for Loan Monitoring System Has Many Positive Features But Still Carries Implementation Challenges (T-AIMD-98-233). 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
Stangl, B. L. (2010). The mediation of cognitive task performance in post-menopausal women: An examination of the effects of DHEA upon cognition [Doctoral dissertation]. George Washington 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
Takei, G. (2017, April 29). A Place Called Manzanar. New York Times, A23.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kouwenhoven, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Kouwenhoven, 2000; Wilson & Hare, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Wilson & Hare, 2004)
  • Three authors: (Parvanov et al., 2010)
  • 6 or more authors: (Silva et al., 2006)

About the journal

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

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