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
Fitzsimmons, A. (2006). Planetary science. Ice among the rocks. Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5773), 535–536.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tans, S. J., & Dekker, C. (2000). Potential modulations along carbon nanotubes. Nature, 404(6780), 834–835.
A journal article with 3 authors
Giovannetti, V., Lloyd, S., & Maccone, L. (2004). Quantum-enhanced measurements: beating the standard quantum limit. Science (New York, N.Y.), 306(5700), 1330–1336.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Li, J., Jiang, F., Yang, B., Song, X.-R., Liu, Y., Yang, H.-H., … Chen, G.-N. (2013). Topological insulator bismuth selenide as a theranostic platform for simultaneous cancer imaging and therapy. Scientific Reports, 3, 1998.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rohde, U. L., Jain, G. C., Poddar, A. K., & Ghosh, A. K. (2011). Introduction to Integral Calculus. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Tapper, T. (2011). Oxford, the Collegiate University: Conflict, Consensus and Continuity (D. Palfreyman, Ed.). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Eder, F., & Thonhauser, J. (2015). Austria. In W. Hörner, H. Döbert, L. R. Reuter, & B. von Kopp (Eds.), The Education Systems of Europe (pp. 39–60). Cham: 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
Hale, T. (2016, May 23). This Swedish City Is Moving Three Kilometers Down The Road. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from IFLScience website:


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). School Finance: State and Federal Efforts to Target Poor Students (No. HEHS-98-36). 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
Hill, B. (2010). HIV-specific CD8 T-cell clonality, publicity and function under different vaccine modalities (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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. (2013, October 24). Keeping Up With His Followers. New York Times, p. E1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Fitzsimmons, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Fitzsimmons, 2006; Tans & Dekker, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Tans & Dekker, 2000)
  • Three authors: (Giovannetti, Lloyd, & Maccone, 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Li et al., 2013)

About the journal

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

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