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
Cordes, J. M. (2013). Astronomy. Radio bursts, origin unknown. Science (New York, N.Y.), 341(6141), 40–41.
A journal article with 2 authors
Huybers, P., & Wunsch, C. (2005). Obliquity pacing of the late Pleistocene glacial terminations. Nature, 434(7032), 491–494.
A journal article with 3 authors
Grassly, N. C., Fraser, C., & Garnett, G. P. (2005). Host immunity and synchronized epidemics of syphilis across the United States. Nature, 433(7024), 417–421.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Ice, R. J., Wildonger, J., Mann, R. S., & Hiebert, S. W. (2005). Comment on “Nervy links protein kinase A to plexin-mediated semaphorin repulsion.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5734), 558; author reply 558.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cuddy-Keane, M., Hammond, A., & Peat, A. (2014). Modernism: Keywords. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Endlicher, W. (Ed.). (2011). Perspectives in Urban Ecology: Ecosystems and Interactions between Humans and Nature in the Metropolis of Berlin. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Sano, T., Hori, J.-I., Takahashi, Y., Unesaki, H., & Nakajima, K. (2015). Development of Nondestructive Assay of Fuel Debris of Fukushima Daiichi NPP (2): Numerical Validation for the Application of a Self-Indication Method. In K. Nakajima (Ed.), Nuclear Back-end and Transmutation Technology for Waste Disposal: Beyond the Fukushima Accident (pp. 31–37). Springer Japan.

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
Luntz, S. (2011, January 1). South Sudan Is Having An Outbreak of Unexplained Hemorrhagic Fever. 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. (2001). Motor Vehicle Safety: NHTSA’s Ability to Detect and Recall Defective Replacement Crash Parts Is Limited (GAO-01-225). 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
Victoria, F. C. (2017). One on One [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
Billard, M. (2010, September 30). The Seasonal Mix: Camel, Fur and Leather. New York Times, E6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cordes, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Cordes, 2013; Huybers & Wunsch, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Huybers & Wunsch, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Grassly et al., 2005)
  • 6 or more authors: (Ice et al., 2005)

About the journal

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

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