How to format your references using the China Finance and Economic Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for China Finance and Economic 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
Schiermeier Q (2003) Deep-sea sub aims to get to the bottom of a muddy issue. Nature 423:469
A journal article with 2 authors
Ransohoff RM, Cardona AE (2010) The myeloid cells of the central nervous system parenchyma. Nature 468:253–262
A journal article with 3 authors
Cronberg N, Natcheva R, Hedlund K (2006) Microarthropods mediate sperm transfer in mosses. Science 313:1255
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Cardinal RN, Pennicott DR, Sugathapala CL, et al (2001) Impulsive choice induced in rats by lesions of the nucleus accumbens core. Science 292:2499–2501

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McAulay AD (2011) Military Laser Technology for Defense. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Landau ID (2006) Digital Control Systems: Design, Identification and Implementation. Springer, London
A chapter in an edited book
Kim DJ, Zhang D (2011) The Effects of Sense of Presence, Sense of Belonging, and Cognitive Absorption on Satisfaction and User Loyalty toward an Immersive 3D Virtual World. In: Sharman R, Rao HR, Raghu TS (eds) Exploring the Grand Challenges for Next Generation E-Business: 8th Workshop on E-Business, WEB 2009, Phoenix, AZ, USA, December 15, 2009, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 30–43

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 China Finance and Economic Review.

Blog post
Andrews R (2015) Plants’ Chemical Warfare Mechanism Revealed For First Time. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/plants-chemical-warfare-mechanism-revealed-first-time/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (1987) Software Distribution: Review of the Department of Energy’s National Energy Software Center. 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
Krishna V (2008) Exploring organizational commitment from an organizational perspective: Organizational learning as a determinant of affective commitment in Indian software firms. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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
(nyt) SK (2005) World Briefing | Europe: Russia: More Delay In Final Verdict For Tycoon. 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 (Schiermeier 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Schiermeier 2003; Ransohoff and Cardona 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Ransohoff and Cardona 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Cardinal et al. 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleChina Finance and Economic Review
AbbreviationChina Fin. Econ. Rev.
ISSN (online)2196-5633
Scope

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