How to format your references using the Review of Derivatives Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Review of Derivatives 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
Albarède, F. (2005). Geophysics. Helium feels the heat in Earth’s mantle. Science (New York, N.Y.), 310(5755), 1777–1778.
A journal article with 2 authors
Whorton, M. R., & MacKinnon, R. (2013). X-ray structure of the mammalian GIRK2-βγ G-protein complex. Nature, 498(7453), 190–197.
A journal article with 3 authors
Foreman, B. Z., Heller, P. L., & Clementz, M. T. (2012). Fluvial response to abrupt global warming at the Palaeocene/Eocene boundary. Nature, 491(7422), 92–95.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
White, T. D., Asfaw, B., DeGusta, D., Gilbert, H., Richards, G. D., Suwa, G., & Howell, F. C. (2003). Pleistocene Homo sapiens from Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Nature, 423(6941), 742–747.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Meyer, M. D. (2016). Transportation Planning Handbook. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Archer, M. S. (Ed.). (2013). Social Morphogenesis. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Gordon, J. F., & Kramm, R. L. (2014). Clinical Trials for IOP-Lowering Devices to Support an FDA Premarket Submission. In J. R. Samples & I. I. K. Ahmed (Eds.), Surgical Innovations in Glaucoma (pp. 61–66). New York, NY: Springer.

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 Review of Derivatives Research.

Blog post
Fang, J. (2015, July 23). What’s Happening To The Flowers At Fukushima? IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (1994). Pell Grants for Prison Inmates (No. HEHS-94-224R). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Hall, K. N. (2010). Facilitating physically active identity development in older women (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
Saslow, L. (2007, May 13). Nassau and Suffolk Rate Poorly on Air Quality. New York Times, p. LI2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Albarède 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Albarède 2005; Whorton and MacKinnon 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Whorton and MacKinnon 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (White et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleReview of Derivatives Research
AbbreviationRev. Deriv. Res.
ISSN (print)1380-6645
ISSN (online)1573-7144
ScopeEconomics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)

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