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
Mace, G.M., 2014. Ecology. Whose conservation? Science 345, 1558–1560.
A journal article with 2 authors
Povolotskaya, I.S., Kondrashov, F.A., 2010. Sequence space and the ongoing expansion of the protein universe. Nature 465, 922–926.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bowman, D., King, G., Tapponnier, P., 2003. Slip partitioning by elastoplastic propagation of oblique slip at depth. Science 300, 1121–1123.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Schaeffer, J., Burch, N., Björnsson, Y., Kishimoto, A., Müller, M., Lake, R., Lu, P., Sutphen, S., 2007. Checkers is solved. Science 317, 1518–1522.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tostmann, K.-H., 2005. Korrosion. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG.
An edited book
Wright, F.C., Escallon, J., Cukier, M., Tsang, M.E., Hameed, U. (Eds.), 2016. Surgical Oncology Manual, 2nd ed. 2016. ed. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Hobby, B.D., Wascher, D.C., Schenck, R.C., 2013. Classification of Knee Dislocations and the Surgical Implications, in: Fanelli, G.C. (Ed.), The Multiple Ligament Injured Knee: A Practical Guide to Management. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 63–69.

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., 2015. How Octopuses Coordinate Their Gangly Arms as they Crawl [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, 1989. Meeting the Aging Aircraft Challenge: Status and Opportunities (No. T-RCED-89-67). 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
Grantham, S.C., 2014. Dual Eligibles’ Experience of Care in North Carolina’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (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
Schmidt, M.S., Haberman, M., 2017. Letter By Trump On Comey Ouster Informs Inquiry. New York Times A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Mace, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Mace, 2014; Povolotskaya and Kondrashov, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Povolotskaya and Kondrashov, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Schaeffer et al., 2007)

About the journal

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

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