How to format your references using the The Spanish Review of Financial Economics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Spanish Review of Financial Economics. 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
Dance, A., 2012. Health impact: Breathless. Nature 489, S2-3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ley, T.J., Hamilton, B.H., 2008. Sociology. The gender gap in NIH grant applications. Science 322, 1472–1474.
A journal article with 3 authors
Miyamoto, K., Miyake, S., Yamamura, T., 2001. A synthetic glycolipid prevents autoimmune encephalomyelitis by inducing TH2 bias of natural killer T cells. Nature 413, 531–534.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Astakhov, S.A., Burbanks, A.D., Wiggins, S., Farrelly, D., 2003. Chaos-assisted capture of irregular moons. Nature 423, 264–267.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sundararajan, D., 2015. Discretewavelet Transform. John Wiley & Sons, Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore.
An edited book
Merbach, W., 2007. The Long-Term Fertilization Trials in Halle (Saale), Germany: A Tool for Sustainable and Environmentally Compatible Land Management — Contributions of Plant Nutrition Science in Halle 13, 2nd revised Edition. ed. DUV, Wiesbaden.
A chapter in an edited book
Inthorn, J., 2013. Medical Ethics, Fuzzy Logic and Shared Decision Making, in: Seising, R., Tabacchi, M.E. (Eds.), Fuzziness and Medicine: Philosophical Reflections and Application Systems in Health Care: A Companion Volume to Sadegh-Zadeh’s Handbook of Analytical Philosophy of Medicine, Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 85–95.

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 The Spanish Review of Financial Economics.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2014. Major Breakthrough Made In Stem Cell Research [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 2014. Oil and Gas Transportation: Department of Transportation Is Taking Actions to Address Rail Safety, but Additional Actions Are Needed to Improve Pipeline Safety (No. GAO-14-667). 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
Carver, J.R., 2009. CMO: Chief Marketing Officer or chief “marginalized” officer (Doctoral dissertation). University of Arizona, Tucson, 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
Vecsey, G., 2010. When Goodell Learned That Life Is No Game. New York Times SP5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dance, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Dance, 2012; Ley and Hamilton, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Ley and Hamilton, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Astakhov et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleThe Spanish Review of Financial Economics
ISSN (print)2173-1268
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics

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