How to format your references using the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. 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
Triendl, R., 2002. Breaking down biological borders. Nature 418, 7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hardison, R.C., Blobel, G.A., 2013. Genetics. GWAS to therapy by genome edits? Science 342, 206–207.
A journal article with 3 authors
Abelson, M., Baer, G., Agnon, A., 2001. Evidence from gabbro of the Troodos ophiolite for lateral magma transport along a slow-spreading mid-ocean ridge. Nature 409, 72–75.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
David, L., Feldman, A., Mansfield, E., Lehman, J., Singh, G., 2014. Evaluating the thermal damage resistance of graphene/carbon nanotube hybrid composite coatings. Sci. Rep. 4, 4311.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Islam, M.R., Islam, J.S., Zatzman, G.M., Mughal, M.A.H., Rahman, M.S., 2016. The Greening of Pharmaceutical Engineering. John Wiley &;#38; Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Zamojski, W., Kacprzyk, J., Mazurkiewicz, J., Sugier, J., Walkowiak, T. (Eds.), 2011. Dependable Computer Systems, Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Tochigi, E., Zepeda, E., Wenk, H.-R., Minor, A.M., 2016. In Situ TEM Observation of Twinning, Detwinning and Retwinning in Quartz, in: Prorok, B.C., Starman, L. (Eds.), MEMS and Nanotechnology, Volume 5: Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 31–34.

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 Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2015. FDA Approves New Drug To Treat Advanced Breast Cancer [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/fda-approves-new-drug-treat-advanced-breast-cancer/ (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, 1999. Intercity Passenger Rail: Amtrak’s Progress in Improving Its Financial Condition Has Been Mixed (No. RCED-99-181). 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
Thompson, M.C., 2008. Autonomy in occupational health nursing: An application of Abbott’s Theory of Professions (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
Grynbaum, M.M., Koblin, J., 2017. Liberals Tune In to TV Again, in Search of Communal Solace. 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 (Triendl, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Hardison and Blobel, 2013; Triendl, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Hardison and Blobel, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (David et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titlePacific-Basin Finance Journal
ISSN (print)0927-538X
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics
Finance

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