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
Schleich, W. P. (2000). Engineering decoherence. Nature, 403(6767), 256–257.
A journal article with 2 authors
Joanicot, M., & Ajdari, A. (2005). Applied physics. Droplet control for microfluidics. Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5736), 887–888.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tanjeem, N., Kawazoe, T., & Yatsui, T. (2013). CO2 phonon mode renormalization using phonon-assisted energy up-conversion. Scientific Reports, 3, 3341.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Thompson, R. B., Ginzburg, V. V., Matsen, M. W., & Balazs, A. C. (2001). Predicting the mesophases of copolymer-nanoparticle composites. Science (New York, N.Y.), 292(5526), 2469–2472.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hens, H. (2012). Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moisture. Berlin, Germany: Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG.
An edited book
Koch, A., Krishnamurthy, R., McAllister, J., Woods, R., & El-Ghazawi, T. (Eds.). (2011). Reconfigurable Computing: Architectures, Tools and Applications: 7th International Symposium, ARC 2011, Belfast, UK, March 23-25, 2011. Proceedings (Vol. 6578). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Adachi, T. (2015). Bioethics Education in Japan: Ethics Education for Medical and Nursing Students. In H. A. M. J. ten Have (Ed.), Bioethics Education in a Global Perspective: Challenges in global bioethics (pp. 51–64). Dordrecht: 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
Evans, K. (2016, December 12). 22 Signs You Might Be A Narcissist. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1989). [Comments on Montana’s Entitlement to Restoration of Rehabilitation Funds] (No. B-232010). Washington, DC: 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
Schmidt, M. P. (2013). Being here (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Kishkovsky, S. (2003, August 27). BP’s Deal With TNK Is Approved By Russia. New York Times, p. W1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schleich, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Joanicot & Ajdari, 2005; Schleich, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Joanicot & Ajdari, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Tanjeem, Kawazoe, & Yatsui, 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Thompson, Ginzburg, Matsen, & Balazs, 2001)

About the journal

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

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