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
Schier, A.F., 2007. The maternal-zygotic transition: death and birth of RNAs. Science 316, 406–407.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chhangani, D., Mishra, A., 2013. Mahogunin ring finger-1 (MGRN1) suppresses chaperone-associated misfolded protein aggregation and toxicity. Sci. Rep. 3, 1972.
A journal article with 3 authors
Shaw, S.L., Kamyar, R., Ehrhardt, D.W., 2003. Sustained microtubule treadmilling in Arabidopsis cortical arrays. Science 300, 1715–1718.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Boesenberg, U., Marcus, M.A., Shukla, A.K., Yi, T., McDermott, E., Teh, P.F., Srinivasan, M., Moewes, A., Cabana, J., 2014. Asymmetric pathways in the electrochemical conversion reaction of NiO as battery electrode with high storage capacity. Sci. Rep. 4, 7133.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Nguyen, T.H., 2016. Leaders and Innovators. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Letschert, R., van Dijk, J. (Eds.), 2011. The New Faces of Victimhood: Globalization, Transnational Crimes and Victim Rights, Studies in Global Justice. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Johnson, W.E., Koepfli, K., 2014. The Role of Genomics in Conservation and Reproductive Sciences, in: Holt, W.V., Brown, J.L., Comizzoli, P. (Eds.), Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation: Progress and Prospects, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 71–96.

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
Fang, J., 2014. Three Massive Eruptions on Jupiter’s Io Within Two Weeks [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, 2007. Information Technology: Improvements for Acquisition of Customs Trade Processing System Continue, but Further Efforts Needed to Avoid More Cost and Schedule Shortfalls (No. GAO-08-46). 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
Mardakhanian, A., 2015. Blended CME, Inc. A business plan (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Mueller, B., 2017. A Silent Truce, Shattered in ‘One Square Mile of Danger.’ New York Times A18.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schier, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Chhangani and Mishra, 2013; Schier, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Chhangani and Mishra, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Boesenberg et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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