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
Wagner, M., 2015. Microbiology: Conductive consortia. Nature 526, 513–514.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jahn, R., Fasshauer, D., 2012. Molecular machines governing exocytosis of synaptic vesicles. Nature 490, 201–207.
A journal article with 3 authors
Smith, M.H., Ploegh, H.L., Weissman, J.S., 2011. Road to ruin: targeting proteins for degradation in the endoplasmic reticulum. Science 334, 1086–1090.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Soma, M., Fujihara, Y., Okabe, M., Ishino, F., Kobayashi, S., 2014. Ftx is dispensable for imprinted X-chromosome inactivation in preimplantation mouse embryos. Sci. Rep. 4, 5181.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Birke, D., 2013. Social Networks and their Economics. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Traina, A.J.M., Traina, C., Cordeiro, R.L.F. (Eds.), 2014. Similarity Search and Applications: 7th International Conference, SISAP 2014, Los Cabos, Mexico, October 29-31, 2014. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Kainen, P.C., Kůrková, V., 2008. Estimates of Network Complexity and Integral Representations, in: Kůrková, Véra, Neruda, R., Koutník, J. (Eds.), Artificial Neural Networks - ICANN 2008: 18th International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, September 3-6, 2008, Proceedings, Part I, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 31–40.

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., 2014. Scientists Engineer First Bone Marrow-On-A-Chip [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (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. Migrant Children: Education and HHS Need to Improve the Exchange of Participant Information (No. HEHS-00-4). 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
Fonfa, S.L., 2008. The impact of increased security on the employment options and lives of people with severe disabilities (Doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

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
Ember, S., 2017. An Era’s End. New York Times B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wagner, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Jahn and Fasshauer, 2012; Wagner, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Jahn and Fasshauer, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Soma et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

Other styles