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
Dajani, R., 2014. Jordan’s stem-cell law can guide the Middle East. Nature 510, 189.
A journal article with 2 authors
Volz, J., Rauschenbeutel, A., 2013. Applied physics. Triggering an optical transistor with one photon. Science 341, 725–726.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dorman, S.N., Viner, C., Rogan, P.K., 2014. Splicing mutation analysis reveals previously unrecognized pathways in lymph node-invasive breast cancer. Sci. Rep. 4, 7063.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Stone, J.O., Balco, G.A., Sugden, D.E., Caffee, M.W., Sass, L.C., 3rd, Cowdery, S.G., Siddoway, C., 2003. Holocene deglaciation of Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica. Science 299, 99–102.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bisgaard, S., Kulahci, M., 2011. Time Series Analysis and Forecasting by Example: Bisgaard/Time Series by Example, Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Lee, S.-W., Bülthoff, H.H., Müller, K.-R. (Eds.), 2015. Recent Progress in Brain and Cognitive Engineering, 1st ed. 2015. ed, Trends in Augmentation of Human Performance. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Bourgain, J., 2014. An Improved Estimate in the Restricted Isometry Problem, in: Klartag, B., Milman, E. (Eds.), Geometric Aspects of Functional Analysis: Israel Seminar (GAFA) 2011-2013, Lecture Notes in Mathematics. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 65–70.

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. It Now Looks Certain That 2016 Will Be The Hottest Year On Record [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, 1981. Greater Use of Satellite Telecommunications To Link ADP Facilities Could Save Millions (No. EMD-81-102). 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
Schaeffler, K.P., 2015. From Flag Officer to Corporate Leader: A Phenomenological Study of the Influence of Career Transition on Executive Leadership and Professional Identity (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
Gordon, M.R., 2017. Defense Secretary Says He Didn’t Contradict President. New York Times A8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dajani, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Dajani, 2014; Volz and Rauschenbeutel, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Volz and Rauschenbeutel, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Stone et al., 2003)

About the journal

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

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