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
Minetti, A.E., 2003. Physiology: efficiency of equine express postal systems. Nature 426, 785–786.
A journal article with 2 authors
Roe, G.H., Baker, M.B., 2007. Why is climate sensitivity so unpredictable? Science 318, 629–632.
A journal article with 3 authors
Levy, E.D., Landry, C.R., Michnick, S.W., 2010. Cell signaling. Signaling through cooperation. Science 328, 983–984.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Krot, A.N., Yurimoto, H., Hutcheon, I.D., MacPherson, G.J., 2005. Chronology of the early Solar System from chondrule-bearing calcium-aluminium-rich inclusions. Nature 434, 998–1001.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Subramanian, M.N., 2017. Polymer Blends and Composites. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Lichtfouse, E., Goyal, A. (Eds.), 2015. Sustainable Agriculture Reviews: Cereals, Sustainable Agriculture Reviews. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Tenny, L., Hirani, Z., 2010. Using Entity Framework in ASP.NET, in: Hirani, Z. (Ed.), Entity Framework 4.0 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach. Apress, Berkeley, CA, pp. 115–154.

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
Fang, J., 2014. Why Monstrously Large Insects And Spiders Don’t Exist [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, 1993. Aircraft Certification: FAA Can Better Meet Challenges Posed by Advances in Aircraft Technologies (No. T-RCED-94-53). 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
Graham, H.H., 2010. Leadership as co-influencing: A heuristic narrative study of dynamic co-emergence within the leadership relationship (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
Hodara, S., 2016. At Storm King, Fields of Stars, Rulers and Pipes. New York Times WE9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Minetti, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Minetti, 2003; Roe and Baker, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Roe and Baker, 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Krot et al., 2005)

About the journal

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

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