How to format your references using the Journal of Financial Services Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Financial Services Research (J Financ Serv Res). 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
Smaglik P (2003) Rental disagreements. Nature 425:103
A journal article with 2 authors
Rambo RP, Tainer JA (2013) Accurate assessment of mass, models and resolution by small-angle scattering. Nature 496:477–481
A journal article with 3 authors
Oh JS, Susor A, Conti M (2011) Protein tyrosine kinase Wee1B is essential for metaphase II exit in mouse oocytes. Science 332:462–465
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Roper C, Pearce R, Nair S, et al (2004) Intercontinental spread of pyrimethamine-resistant malaria. Science 305:1124

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Walter RJ (1998) Practical Compliance with the EPA Risk Management Program. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Dong Y (2016) Consensus Building in Group Decision Making: Searching the Consensus Path with Minimum Adjustments. Springer, Singapore
A chapter in an edited book
Lorenzini J, Giugni M (2016) Long-Term Unemployed Youth in Switzerland: Coping with Exclusion from the Labor Market in a Country with Low Unemployment. In: Lahusen C, Giugni M (eds) Experiencing Long-Term Unemployment in Europe: Youth on the Edge. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, pp 73–106

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 Financial Services Research.

Blog post
Davis J (2017) Australia Is Planning On Using Brown Coal To Produce Hydrogen For Japanese Vehicles. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/australia-is-planning-on-using-brown-coal-to-produce-hydrogen-for-japanese-vehicles/. 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 (1998) Public-Private Competitions: Access to Records Is Inhibiting Work on Congressional Mandates. 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
Lee E (2017) Assessing the Well-Being Koreans and Korean Americans: Psychometric Validation Study for a Multidimensional Assessment of Well-Being. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine 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
Eligon J (2017) Australia Through American Eyes. New York Times A6

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Smaglik 2003, [CSL STYLE ERROR: reference with no printed form.]).

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

  • Two authors: (Rambo and Tainer 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Roper et al. 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Financial Services Research
AbbreviationJ. Fin. Serv. Res.
ISSN (print)0920-8550
ISSN (online)1573-0735
ScopeAccounting
Economics and Econometrics
Finance

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