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
Ball, P. (2003). Portrait of a molecule. Nature, 421(6921), 421–422.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sutton, R. T., & Hodson, D. L. R. (2005). Atlantic Ocean forcing of North American and European summer climate. Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5731), 115–118.
A journal article with 3 authors
Isabel, G., Pascual, A., & Preat, T. (2004). Exclusive consolidated memory phases in Drosophila. Science (New York, N.Y.), 304(5673), 1024–1027.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Rowsell, J. L. C., Spencer, E. C., Eckert, J., Howard, J. A. K., & Yaghi, O. M. (2005). Gas adsorption sites in a large-pore metal-organic framework. Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5739), 1350–1354.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Moloney, M. G. (2015). How to Solve Organic Reaction Mechanisms. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Hommel, G., & Huanye, S. (Eds.). (2006). Human Interaction with Machines: Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop held at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, March 15–16, 2005. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Li, D., Cao, J., Liu, M., & Zheng, Y. (2007). K-Connected Target Coverage Problem in Wireless Sensor Networks. In A. Dress, Y. Xu, & B. Zhu (Eds.), Combinatorial Optimization and Applications: First International Conference, COCOA 2007, Xi’an, China, August 14-16, 2007. Proceedings (pp. 20–31). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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
Andrew, E. (2015, September 17). The Key To Your Health Could Be In Your ZIP Code. 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. (2002). Customs Service Modernization: Third Expenditure Plan Meets Legislative Conditions, but Cost Estimating Improvements Needed (No. GAO-02-908). 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
Knoth, K. C. (2017). Biological Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences: An Examination of an Introductory Level Implementation (Doctoral dissertation). Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

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
Risen, J., & Risen, T. (2017, June 22). Donald Trump Does His Best Joe McCarthy. New York Times, p. SR2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ball, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Ball, 2003; Sutton & Hodson, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Sutton & Hodson, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Isabel, Pascual, & Preat, 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Rowsell, Spencer, Eckert, Howard, & Yaghi, 2005)

About the journal

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

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