How to format your references using the Annual Review of Resource Economics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annual Review of Resource 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
Rodbell DT. 2000. PALEOCLIMATE: The Younger Dryas: Cold, Cold Everywhere? Science. 290(5490):285–86
A journal article with 2 authors
Göhlich UB, Chiappe LM. 2006. A new carnivorous dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Solnhofen archipelago. Nature. 440(7082):329–32
A journal article with 3 authors
Sarrazin AF, Peel AD, Averof M. 2012. A segmentation clock with two-segment periodicity in insects. Science. 336(6079):338–41
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Srivastava M, Hegde M, Chiruvella KK, Koroth J, Bhattacharya S, et al. 2014. Sapodilla plum (Achras sapota) induces apoptosis in cancer cell lines and inhibits tumor progression in mice. Sci. Rep. 4:6147

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Esmailzadeh R. 2006. Broadband Wireless Communications Business. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
An edited book
Zalevsky Z, ed. 2011. Super-Resolved Imaging: Geometrical and Diffraction Approaches. New York, NY: Springer. 1st ed.
A chapter in an edited book
Koteska B, Mishev A, Pejov L. 2015. Magnetic Response Properties of Aqueous Aluminum(III) Ion: A Hybrid Statistical Physics Quantum Mechanical Approach Implementing the Map-Reduce Computational Technique. In ICT Innovations 2014: World of Data, eds. AM Bogdanova, D Gjorgjevikj, pp. 33–43. Cham: Springer International Publishing

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 Annual Review of Resource Economics.

Blog post
Davis J. 2015. Diesel Cars Found To Be Emitting Another Dangerous Pollutant. IFLScience.


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. 2009. Responses to Questions for the Record: February 11, 2009, Hearing on the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009. GAO-09-467R, 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
Tan C. 2014. Conceptualizing Psychological History: Edgar Allan Poe and the Themes of the Normal and the Pathological, Life and Death. Doctoral dissertation thesis. Southern Illinois 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
Kelly M. 1992. THE TRANSITION: The President-Elect; AFTER 13 MONTHS, CLINTON RELAXES. New York Times, Nov. 8, , p. 128

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rodbell 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Göhlich & Chiappe 2006; Rodbell 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Göhlich & Chiappe 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Srivastava et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleAnnual Review of Resource Economics
AbbreviationAnnu. Rev. Resour. Economics
ISSN (print)1941-1340
ISSN (online)1941-1359
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics

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