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
Leonhardt, U. (2002). A laboratory analogue of the event horizon using slow light in an atomic medium. Nature, 415(6870), 406–409.
A journal article with 2 authors
Stewart, S. A., & Allen, P. J. (2002). A 20-km-diameter multi-ringed impact structure in the North Sea. Nature, 418(6897), 520–523.
A journal article with 3 authors
Weis, P., Driesner, T., & Heinrich, C. A. (2012). Porphyry-copper ore shells form at stable pressure-temperature fronts within dynamic fluid plumes. Science (New York, N.Y.), 338(6114), 1613–1616.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Mandal, S. M., Migliolo, L., Silva, O. N., Fensterseifer, I. C. M., Faria-Junior, C., Dias, S. C., et al. (2014). Controlling resistant bacteria with a novel class of β-lactamase inhibitor peptides: from rational design to in vivo analyses. Scientific reports, 4, 6015.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Moloney, M. G. (2015). How to Solve Organic Reaction Mechanisms. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Boulicaut, J.-F., Raedt, L. D., & Mannila, H. (Eds.). (2006). Constraint-Based Mining and Inductive Databases: European Workshop on Inductive Databases and Constraint Based Mining, Hinterzarten, Germany, March 11-13, 2004, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 3848). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Saliou, G., Théaudin, M., Join-Lambert Vincent, C., & Souillard-Scemama, R. (2014). Transient Ischaemic Attacks. In M. Theaudin, C. Join-Lambert Vincent, & R. Souillard-Scemama (Eds.), Practical Guide to Neurovascular Emergencies (pp. 77–80). Paris: 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, E. (2014, May 22). Superhydrophobic Material Developed That Makes Water Bounce Like A Ball. 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. (1980). Undergraduate Helicopter Pilot Training: Consolidation Could Yield Significant Savings (No. FPCD-80-37). 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
Brown, O. (2008). Business and IT leaders’ behavioral affects on alignment and project outcome: A comparative leadership study (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, 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
Crow, K. (2003, March 23). A Mural Calls for Peace: To Somebody, That’s Subversive. New York Times, p. 146.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Leonhardt 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Leonhardt 2002; Stewart and Allen 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Stewart and Allen 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Mandal et al. 2014)

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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