How to format your references using the Central Bank Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Central Bank Review. 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
Gewin, V., 2002. Poor nations seek new biodiversity deal. Nature 415, 949.
A journal article with 2 authors
Romanowicz, B., Gung, Y., 2002. Superplumes from the core-mantle boundary to the lithosphere: implications for heat flux. Science 296, 513–516.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kessler, A., Halitschke, R., Baldwin, I.T., 2004. Silencing the jasmonate cascade: induced plant defenses and insect populations. Science 305, 665–668.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Fulde, M., Sommer, F., Chassaing, B., van Vorst, K., Dupont, A., Hensel, M., Basic, M., Klopfleisch, R., Rosenstiel, P., Bleich, A., Bäckhed, F., Gewirtz, A.T., Hornef, M.W., 2018. Neonatal selection by Toll-like receptor 5 influences long-term gut microbiota composition. Nature 560, 489–493.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Li, F.M., Nathan, A., Wu, Y., Ong, B.S., 2011. Organic Thin Film Transistor Integration. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Cherifi, H., Gonçalves, B., Menezes, R., Sinatra, R. (Eds.), 2016. Complex Networks VII: Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Complex Networks CompleNet 2016, 1st ed. 2016. ed, Studies in Computational Intelligence. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Misra, P., Viswakarma, N., Reddy, J.K., 2013. Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-α Signaling in Hepatocarcinogenesis, in: del Río, L.A. (Ed.), Peroxisomes and Their Key Role in Cellular Signaling and Metabolism, Subcellular Biochemistry. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 77–99.

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 Central Bank Review.

Blog post
Davis, J., 2016. Genetically Engineered Cells Could Treat Diabetics Without The Need For Injections [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 2016. Federal Research Opportunities: DOE, DOD, and HHS Need Better Guidance for Participant Activities (No. GAO-16-128). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Pesochinsky, N., 2019. Effect of Refractive Vision Correction of Myopia and Hyperopia Through Laser Surgery (LASIK & PRK) on Symptoms of Depression, Stress Perception and Self-esteem in Adults (22-55) (Doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

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
Crow, K., 2002. The New Commitments. New York Times 144.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gewin, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Gewin, 2002; Romanowicz and Gung, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Romanowicz and Gung, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Fulde et al., 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleCentral Bank Review
AbbreviationCent. Bank Rev.
ISSN (print)1303-0701

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