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
Gavaghan, H. (2000). Making moves to redress the gender imbalance. Nature, 405(6787), 715–716.
A journal article with 2 authors
Read, A. F., & Thomas, M. B. (2009). Microbiology. Mosquitoes cut short. Science (New York, N.Y.), 323(5910), 51–52.
A journal article with 3 authors
Arita, I., Nakane, M., & Fenner, F. (2006). Public health. Is polio eradication realistic? Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5775), 852–854.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Giraldez, A. J., Cinalli, R. M., Glasner, M. E., Enright, A. J., Thomson, J. M., Baskerville, S., et al. (2005). MicroRNAs regulate brain morphogenesis in zebrafish. Science (New York, N.Y.), 308(5723), 833–838.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Samonas, M. (2015). Financial Forecasting, Analysis, and Modelling. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Fernández-Prieto, D., & Sabia, R. (Eds.). (2016). Remote Sensing Advances for Earth System Science: The ESA Changing Earth Science Network: Projects 2011-2013. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Ustin, S. L., Riaño, D., Koltunov, A., Roberts, D. A., & Dennison, P. E. (2009). Mapping Fire Risk in Mediterranean Ecosystems of California: Vegetation type, Density, Invasive Species, and Fire Frequency. In E. Chuvieco (Ed.), Earth Observation of Wildland Fires in Mediterranean Ecosystems (pp. 41–53). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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
Andrew, D. (2016, August 21). 49 Health “Facts” You’ve Been Told All Your Life That Are Totally Wrong. 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. (2005). Charter Schools: To Enhance Education’s Monitoring and Research, More Charter School-Level Data Are Needed (No. GAO-05-5). 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
Kaminsky, E. (2006). Schumann’s Op. 14: Original, Revised and Edited (“Concerto without Orchestra” versus Piano Sonata No. 3) (Doctoral dissertation). University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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
Rojas, R., Remnick, N., & Palmer, E. (2016, August 17). Prosecutor Adds First-Degree Murder Charge in Killing of Imam and Aide. New York Times, p. A17.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gavaghan 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Gavaghan 2000; Read and Thomas 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Read and Thomas 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Giraldez et al. 2005)

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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