How to format your references using the Finance and Stochastics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Finance and Stochastics. 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
Sharp, T.: Neuroscience. A new molecule to brighten the mood. Science. 311, 45–46 (2006)
A journal article with 2 authors
Krupovic, M., Bamford, D.H.: Virology. Revealing virus-host interplay. Science. 333, 45–46 (2011)
A journal article with 3 authors
Ibarra, R.U., Edwards, J.S., Palsson, B.O.: Escherichia coli K-12 undergoes adaptive evolution to achieve in silico predicted optimal growth. Nature. 420, 186–189 (2002)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hepting, M., Chaix, L., Huang, E.W., Fumagalli, R., Peng, Y.Y., Moritz, B., Kummer, K., Brookes, N.B., Lee, W.C., Hashimoto, M., Sarkar, T., He, J.-F., Rotundu, C.R., Lee, Y.S., Greene, R.L., Braicovich, L., Ghiringhelli, G., Shen, Z.X., Devereaux, T.P., Lee, W.S.: Three-dimensional collective charge excitations in electron-doped copper oxide superconductors. Nature. 563, 374–378 (2018)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zheng, Y., Xu, X., Xu, Z., Wang, J., Cai, H.: Metallic Biomaterials. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany (2017)
An edited book
Park, D.-Y. ed: Legal Issues on Climate Change and International Trade Law. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)
A chapter in an edited book
Klaas-Wissing, T., Tyssen, C.: Managing Within Your Organisation. In: Cetinkaya, B., Ewer, G., Klaas-Wissing, T., Piotrowicz, W., and Tyssen, C. (eds.) Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Practical Ideas for Moving Towards Best Practice. pp. 81–115. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2011)

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 Finance and Stochastics.

Blog post
Davis, J.: Dark Chocolate Could Offer Health Benefits,


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: USDA Telecommunications: More Effort Needed to Address Telephone Abuse and Fraud. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1996)

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Mills, A.D.: Strategic school solutions: A capacity building framework for leaders accelerating 21st century teaching and learning, (2016)

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
Hollander, S.: City College Senior Seeks Yet Another Record, (2003)

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleFinance and Stochastics
AbbreviationFinance Stoch.
ISSN (print)0949-2984
ISSN (online)1432-1122
ScopeStatistics, Probability and Uncertainty
Statistics and Probability

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