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
Spaldin N (2015) Find your most interesting question. Science 349:110
A journal article with 2 authors
Digicaylioglu M, Lipton SA (2001) Erythropoietin-mediated neuroprotection involves cross-talk between Jak2 and NF-kappaB signalling cascades. Nature 412:641–647
A journal article with 3 authors
Mansouri FA, Buckley MJ, Tanaka K (2007) Mnemonic function of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in conflict-induced behavioral adjustment. Science 318:987–990
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Walter KM, Zimov SA, Chanton JP, et al (2006) Methane bubbling from Siberian thaw lakes as a positive feedback to climate warming. Nature 443:71–75

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Williamson T (2013) Identity and Discrimination. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8SQ, UK
An edited book
Goertzel B (2011) Real-World Reasoning: Toward Scalable, Uncertain Spatiotemporal, Contextual and Causal Inference. Atlantis Press, Paris
A chapter in an edited book
Ibraguimova L, Shatalov O (2012) Non-equilibrium Kinetics behind Shock Waves Experimental Aspects. In: Brun R (ed) High Temperature Phenomena in Shock Waves. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 99–147

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
Evans K (2016) First Pan-African Elephant Census Reveals Dramatic Decline Due To Poaching. In: IFLScience. 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 (1974) Charges Made by the National Federation of the Blind Against the National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped. 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
Belletti A (2017) Trumpet Practice: Habits and Goals. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Pilon M, Bernstein V (2013) Danger Lurks in Dirt Track Racing. New York Times B17

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Spaldin 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Digicaylioglu and Lipton 2001; Spaldin 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Digicaylioglu and Lipton 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Walter et al. 2006)

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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