How to format your references using the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance. 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
Mervis, J., 2000. CALL TO ARMS: Diversity: Easier Said Than Done. Science 289, 378–379.
A journal article with 2 authors
Muoio, D.M., Newgard, C.B., 2004. Biomedicine. Insulin resistance takes a trip through the ER. Science 306, 425–426.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bailis, R., Ezzati, M., Kammen, D.M., 2005. Mortality and greenhouse gas impacts of biomass and petroleum energy futures in Africa. Science 308, 98–103.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Dirks, P.H.G.M., Kibii, J.M., Kuhn, B.F., Steininger, C., Churchill, S.E., Kramers, J.D., Pickering, R., Farber, D.L., Mériaux, A.-S., Herries, A.I.R., King, G.C.P., Berger, L.R., 2010. Geological setting and age of Australopithecus sediba from southern Africa. Science 328, 205–208.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Seifert, R.J., 2015. Profiting from Weekly Options. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Loo, C.K., Yap, K.S., Wong, K.W., Beng Jin, A.T., Huang, K. (Eds.), 2014. Neural Information Processing: 21st International Conference, ICONIP 2014, Kuching, Malaysia, November 3-6, 2014. Proceedings, Part III, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Bolt, J.H., Renooij, S., 2014. Local Sensitivity of Bayesian Networks to Multiple Simultaneous Parameter Shifts, in: Gaag, L.C. van der, Feelders, A.J. (Eds.), Probabilistic Graphical Models: 7th European Workshop, PGM 2014, Utrecht, The Netherlands, September 17-19, 2014. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 65–80.

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 Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance.

Blog post
Luntz, S., 2016. Rising Seas Due To Climate Change Claim Their First Mammal Species [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/rising-seas-due-to-climate-change-claim-their-first-mammal-species/ (accessed 10.30.18).

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, 1982. GAO Reports Concerning Federal Student Financial Aid Programs (No. 117445). 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
Qin, R., 2008. Mid -ocean ridge morphology and tectonics: Insights from numerical modeling of faults and dikes (Doctoral dissertation). Columbia University, New York, NY.

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
Brantley, B., 2017. We’re All Doomed. It Says So in the Script. New York Times C4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Mervis, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Mervis, 2000; Muoio and Newgard, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Muoio and Newgard, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Dirks et al., 2010)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance
AbbreviationJ. Behav. Exp. Finance
ISSN (print)2214-6350
ScopeFinance

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