How to format your references using the Journal of International Money and Finance citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of International Money and 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.
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
Fung, I., 2013. Atmospheric science. A hyperventilating biosphere. Science 341, 1075–1076.
A journal article with 2 authors
Parisien, M., Major, F., 2008. The MC-Fold and MC-Sym pipeline infers RNA structure from sequence data. Nature 452, 51–55.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kang, M.-K., Kim, S.J., Kim, H.J., 2014. Fabrication of high performance thin-film transistors via pressure-induced nucleation. Sci. Rep. 4, 6858.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Seiffert, E.R., Perry, J.M.G., Simons, E.L., Boyer, D.M., 2009. Convergent evolution of anthropoid-like adaptations in Eocene adapiform primates. Nature 461, 1118–1121.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lane, M.J., 2015. The Mission-Driven Venture. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Kutrib, M., Moreira, N., Reis, R. (Eds.), 2012. Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems: 14th International Workshop, DCFS 2012, Braga, Portugal, July 23-25, 2012. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Alpay, D., Luna-Elizarrarás, M.E., Shapiro, M., Struppa, D.C., 2014. Linear Functionals and Linear Operators on $${\mathbb {B}}{\mathbb {C}}$$ B C -Modules, in: Luna-Elizarrarás, M.E., Shapiro, M., Struppa, D.C. (Eds.), Basics of Functional Analysis with Bicomplex Scalars, and Bicomplex Schur Analysis, SpringerBriefs in Mathematics. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 63–77.

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 International Money and Finance.

Blog post
Davis, J., 2016. Study Suggests That Some Forms Of Autism May Not Just Affect The Brain [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1986. Designing Evaluations: A Workbook (No. 129366). 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
Ghadimian, V., 2017. Renewable Energy Marketplace (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
James, C., 2017. The Talented Mr. Gilmour. New York Times BR14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Fung, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Fung, 2013; Parisien and Major, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Parisien and Major, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Seiffert et al., 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of International Money and Finance
AbbreviationJ. Int. Money Finance
ISSN (print)0261-5606
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics

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