How to format your references using the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. 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
Fleming N (2013) Tell fans definitive calls are an impossible goal. Nature 497:537
A journal article with 2 authors
Wyithe JSB, Loeb A (2002) Magnification of light from many distant quasars by gravitational lenses. Nature 417:923–925
A journal article with 3 authors
Shim SH, Duffy TS, Shen G (2001) The post-spinel transformation in Mg2SiO4 and its relation to the 660-km seismic discontinuity. Nature 411:571–574
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Mogera U, Sagade AA, George SJ, Kulkarni GU (2014) Ultrafast response humidity sensor using supramolecular nanofibre and its application in monitoring breath humidity and flow. Sci Rep 4:4103

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dosil J (2008) Eating Disorders in Athletes. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, West Sussex, England
An edited book
Kaiser S (2011) Strategic Management of Professional Service Firms: Theory and Practice. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Sosík P (2014) Active Membranes, Proteins on Membranes, Tissue P Systems: Complexity-Related Issues and Challenges. In: Alhazov A, Cojocaru S, Gheorghe M, et al. (eds) Membrane Computing: 14th International Conference, CMC 2013, Chişinău, Republic of Moldova, August 20-23, 2013, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 40–55

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 Quantitative Finance and Accounting.

Blog post
Andrew E (2014) Higgs Physics Should Have Destroyed Universe. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/physics/higgs-physics-should-have-destroyed-universe/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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 (1989) Early Childhood Education: Information on Costs and Services at High-Quality Centers. 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
Nash MC (2017) Reading Achievement: A Study of Perceptions of First-Grade Teachers and the Relationship Between Attendance and Reading Achievement. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University

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
Pinker S (2015) Can Students Have Too Much Tech? New York Times A27

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Fleming 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Wyithe and Loeb 2002; Fleming 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Wyithe and Loeb 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Mogera et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleReview of Quantitative Finance and Accounting
AbbreviationRev. Quant. Fin. Acc.
ISSN (print)0924-865X
ISSN (online)1573-7179
ScopeGeneral Business, Management and Accounting
Accounting
Finance

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