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
Jan, E., 2015. Molecular biology: signals across domains of life. Nature 519, 40–41.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pawson, T., Nash, P., 2003. Assembly of cell regulatory systems through protein interaction domains. Science 300, 445–452.
A journal article with 3 authors
Jermiin, L.S., Poladian, L., Charleston, M.A., 2005. Evolution. Is the “Big Bang” in animal evolution real? Science 310, 1910–1911.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Liu, Z., Feldman, L.C., Tolk, N.H., Zhang, Z., Cohen, P.I., 2006. Desorption of H from Si(111) by resonant excitation of the Si-H vibrational stretch mode. Science 312, 1024–1026.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bahadori, A., 2013. Waste Management in the Chemical and Petroleum Industries. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Linton, J.C., James, L. (Eds.), 2009. Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespan. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Amer, S.A.K., 2015. The Impact of Endometrioma and Its Surgical Treatment on Ovarian Reserve and Reproductive Performance, in: Metwally, M., Li, T.-C. (Eds.), Reproductive Surgery in Assisted Conception. Springer, London, pp. 43–57.

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
Andrews, R., 2016. Exotic Matter Research Wins The Nobel Prize In Physics [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, 2003. Electronic Government: Progress and Challenges in Implementing the Office of Personnel Management’s Initiatives (No. GAO-03-1169T). 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
Austin, C.A., 2013. Intravenous Exposure of Pregnant Mice to Silver Nanoparticles: Silver Tissue Distribution and Effects in Maternal and Extra-Embryonic Tissues and Embryos (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
Whiteside, K., 2016. With City Passing By in a Blur, a Star Adds Yet Another Title. New York Times F2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Jan, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Jan, 2015; Pawson and Nash, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Pawson and Nash, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Liu et al., 2006)

About the journal

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

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