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
Wadsworth, P. (2003). Cell biology. Persistence pays. Science (New York, N.Y.), 300(5626), 1675–1677.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zaher, H. S., & Green, R. (2009). Quality control by the ribosome following peptide bond formation. Nature, 457(7226), 161–166.
A journal article with 3 authors
Li, C.-Y. T., Poo, M.-M., & Dan, Y. (2009). Burst spiking of a single cortical neuron modifies global brain state. Science (New York, N.Y.), 324(5927), 643–646.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
VanderVen, B. C., Harder, J. D., Crick, D. C., & Belisle, J. T. (2005). Export-mediated assembly of mycobacterial glycoproteins parallels eukaryotic pathways. Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5736), 941–943.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Camman, C., Fiore, C., Livolsi, L., & Querro, P. (2017). Supply Chain Management and Business Performance. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Huang, X., Xiang, Y., & Li, K.-C. (Eds.). (2016). Green, Pervasive, and Cloud Computing: 11th International Conference, GPC 2016, Xi’an, China, May 6-8, 2016. Proceedings (Vol. 9663). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Nehring, D., Alvarado, E., Hendriks, E. C., & Kerrigan, D. (2016). Self-Help Entrepreneurs in China. In E. Alvarado, E. C. Hendriks, & D. Kerrigan (Eds.), Transnational Popular Psychology and the Global Self-Help Industry: The Politics of Contemporary Social Change (pp. 54–74). London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

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
Andrews, R. (2017, June 13). The Sex Lives Of Ghost Sharks Are Weirder Than You Think. 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). Information Technology: Responses to Subcommittee Post-Hearing Questions Regarding the FBI’s Management Practices and Acquisition of a New Investigative Case Management System (No. GAO-06-302R). 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
Laffier, J. (2015). A qualitative evaluation of the role of artistic expression in psychological empowerment of bullying victims (Doctoral dissertation). Northcentral University, Scottsdale, 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
Whiteside, K. (2017, September 18). Refusing to Let the Seizures Defeat Him. New York Times, p. B8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wadsworth 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Wadsworth 2003; Zaher and Green 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Zaher and Green 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (VanderVen 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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