How to format your references using the Review of Development Finance citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Review of Development Finance. 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
Goedert, M., 2015. NEURODEGENERATION. Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases: The prion concept in relation to assembled Aβ, tau, and α-synuclein. Science 349, 1255555.
A journal article with 2 authors
Grumbine, R.E., Xu, J., 2011. Environment and development. Mekong hydropower development. Science 332, 178–179.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ginzberg, M.B., Kafri, R., Kirschner, M., 2015. Cell biology. On being the right (cell) size. Science 348, 1245075.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hildebrandt, D., Glasser, D., Hausberger, B., Patel, B., Glasser, B.J., 2009. Chemistry. Producing transportation fuels with less work. Science 323, 1680–1681.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Placzek, D., Bielecki, R., Messing, M., Schwarzer, F., Tunnel, 2016. Zielgenau bis ans Ende des Tunnels. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Antona, M., Stephanidis, C. (Eds.), 2015. Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Access to Today’s Technologies: 9th International Conference, UAHCI 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings, Part I, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Bakas, S., Hoppe, A., Chatzimichail, K., Galariotis, V., Hunter, G., Makris, D., 2012. Focal Liver Lesion Tracking in CEUS for Characterisation Based on Dynamic Behaviour, in: Bebis, G., Boyle, R., Parvin, B., Koracin, D., Fowlkes, C., Wang, S., Choi, M.-H., Mantler, S., Schulze, J., Acevedo, D., Mueller, K., Papka, M. (Eds.), Advances in Visual Computing: 8th International Symposium, ISVC 2012, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, July 16-18, 2012, Revised Selected Papers, Part I, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 32–41.

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 Development Finance.

Blog post
Andrews, R., 2017. Four Of Iceland’s Volcanoes Are Priming To Erupt [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, 2008. Digital Television Transition: Information on the Implementation of the Converter Box Subsidy Program and Consumer Participation in the Program (No. GAO-08-1161T). 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
Karriem, K.L., 2010. The relationship between stress and emotional intelligence among direct-care workers (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
Flegenheimer, M., Fitzsimmons, E.G., 2015. A Street Fight Between Uber and City Hall. New York Times A20.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Goedert, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Goedert, 2015; Grumbine and Xu, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Grumbine and Xu, 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Hildebrandt et al., 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleReview of Development Finance
AbbreviationRev. Dev. Fin.
ISSN (print)1879-9337
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics
Finance

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