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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Financial Stability. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Langer, R., 2001. Drug delivery. Drugs on target. Science 293, 58–59.
A journal article with 2 authors
Biju, S.D., Bossuyt, F., 2003. New frog family from India reveals an ancient biogeographical link with the Seychelles. Nature 425, 711–714.
A journal article with 3 authors
Reichenbach, T., Mobilia, M., Frey, E., 2007. Mobility promotes and jeopardizes biodiversity in rock-paper-scissors games. Nature 448, 1046–1049.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Eisenbarth, S.C., Colegio, O.R., O’Connor, W., Sutterwala, F.S., Flavell, R.A., 2008. Crucial role for the Nalp3 inflammasome in the immunostimulatory properties of aluminium adjuvants. Nature 453, 1122–1126.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Studer, Q., 2007. Results that Last. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Dyck, V.A., Hendrichs, J., Robinson, A.S. (Eds.), 2005. Sterile Insect Technique: Principles and Practice in Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Erduran, S., Dagher, Z.R., 2014. Methods and Methodological Rules, in: Dagher, Z.R. (Ed.), Reconceptualizing the Nature of Science for Science Education: Scientific Knowledge, Practices and Other Family Categories, Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 91–112.

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 Stability.

Blog post
Luntz, S., 2016. Patients With Female Doctors Are Less Likely To Die Or Be Readmitted [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/patients-with-female-doctors-are-less-likely-to-die-or-be-readmitted/ (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, 2002. Social Security Numbers: SSNs Are Widely Used by Government and Could Be Better Protected (No. GAO-02-691T). 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
Francom, C., 2012. Análisis sociolingüístico de eleccion de lengua en encuentros de servicio: Una perspectiva etnográfica y experimental (Doctoral dissertation). University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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
Williams, J., 2017. A Different Kind of Dystopian Novel. New York Times C5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Langer, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Biju and Bossuyt, 2003; Langer, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Biju and Bossuyt, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Eisenbarth et al., 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Financial Stability
AbbreviationJ. Fin. Stab.
ISSN (print)1572-3089
ScopeGeneral Economics, Econometrics and Finance
Finance

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