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. 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
Alley RB (2007) Geochemistry. “C”ing Arctic climate with black ice. Science 317:1333–1334
A journal article with 2 authors
Schulz HN, Schulz HD (2005) Large sulfur bacteria and the formation of phosphorite. Science 307:416–418
A journal article with 3 authors
Kaczmarczyk A, Vorholt JA, Francez-Charlot A (2014) Synthetic vanillate-regulated promoter for graded gene expression in Sphingomonas. Sci Rep 4:6453
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Yang P, Du CW, Kwan M, et al (2013) The impact of p53 in predicting clinical outcome of breast cancer patients with visceral metastasis. Sci Rep 3:2246

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stockinger P (2013) Audiovisual Archives. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ USA
An edited book
Adamyan VM, Gohberg I, Kochubei A, et al (eds) (2009) Modern Analysis and Applications: The Mark Krein Centenary Conference Volume 2: Differential Operators and Mechanics. Birkhäuser, Basel
A chapter in an edited book
Berghammer R, Kehden B (2008) Relation Algebra and RelView in Practical Use: Construction of Special University Timetables. In: Berghammer R, Möller B, Struth G (eds) Relations and Kleene Algebra in Computer Science: 10th International Conference on Relational Methods in Computer Science, and 5th International Conference on Applications of Kleene Algebra, RelMiCS/AKA 2008, Frauenwörth, Germany, April 7-11, 2008. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 22–36

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
Hale T (2017) Egyptian Mummy Of Member Of The Wealthy Elite Discovered In A Tomb Near River Nile. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/egyptian-mummy-of-member-of-the-wealthy-elite-discovered-in-a-tomb-near-river-nile/. 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 (1977) The Impact of Federal Commodity Donations on the School Lunch Program. 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
Rhoads EP (2006) Knowledge management practices in U.S. federal agencies: The catalyst for E-Government transformation. 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
Tavernise S, Kovaleski SF, Turkewitz J (2017) ‘I Wish I Could Tell You He Was a Miserable Bastard.’ New York Times A1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Alley 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Schulz and Schulz 2005; Alley 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Schulz and Schulz 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Yang et al. 2013)

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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