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
Wang, Q. (2015). China’s scientists must engage the public on GM. Nature, 519(7541), 7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang, H.-Y., & Malbon, C. C. (2003). Wnt signaling, Ca2+, and cyclic GMP: visualizing Frizzled functions. Science (New York, N.Y.), 300(5625), 1529–1530.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mei, L., Chen, Y., & Ma, J. (2014). Gas sensing of SnO2 nanocrystals revisited: developing ultra-sensitive sensors for detecting the H2S leakage of biogas. Scientific Reports, 4, 6028.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Wang, Y., Rogado, N. S., Cava, R. J., & Ong, N. P. (2003). Spin entropy as the likely source of enhanced thermopower in Na(x)Co2O4. Nature, 423(6938), 425–428.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Morgan, D., Raff, M., Roberts, K., & Walter, P. (2017). Molekularbiologie der Zelle. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Singh, S., Singh, M., Apte, C., & Perner, P. (Eds.). (2005). Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis: Third International Conference on Advances in Pattern Recognition, ICAPR 2005, Bath, UK, August 22-25, 2005, Proceedings, Part II (Vol. 3687). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Barazzetti, L., Brumana, R., Oreni, D., & Previtali, M. (2014). Historical Map Registration via Independent Model Adjustment with Affine Transformations. In B. Murgante, S. Misra, A. M. A. C. Rocha, C. Torre, J. G. Rocha, M. I. Falcão, D. Taniar, B. O. Apduhan, & O. Gervasi (Eds.), Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2014: 14th International Conference, Guimarães, Portugal, June 30 – July 3, 2014, Proceedings, Part IV (pp. 44–56). 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. (2014, March 20). Pythons know their way home. 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). Air Traffic Control: Observations on FAA’s Modernization Program (T-RCED/AIMD-98-93). 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
Allard, I. N. (2010). Examining the relationship between organizational culture and performance: Moderators of culture gap [Doctoral dissertation]. Northcentral 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
Baum, S., Conklin, K., & Johnson, N. (2013, November 13). Stop Penalizing Poor College Students. New York Times, A31.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wang, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (H.-Y. Wang & Malbon, 2003; Q. Wang, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Wang & Malbon, 2003)
  • Three authors: (Mei et al., 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Wang et al., 2003)

About the journal

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

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