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
Hyman SE. 2011. Genome-sequencing anniversary. The meaning of the Human Genome Project for neuropsychiatric disorders. Science. 331(6020):1026
A journal article with 2 authors
Sommaruga R, Kandolf G. 2014. Negative consequences of glacial turbidity for the survival of freshwater planktonic heterotrophic flagellates. Sci. Rep. 4:4113
A journal article with 3 authors
Cubrović M, Zaanen J, Schalm K. 2009. String theory, quantum phase transitions, and the emergent Fermi liquid. Science. 325(5939):439–44
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Meehl GA, Washington WM, Collins WD, Arblaster JM, Hu A, et al. 2005. How much more global warming and sea level rise? Science. 307(5716):1769–72

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stenning A, Smith A, Rochovská A, Świa̧tek D. 2010. Domesticating Neo-Liberalism. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell
An edited book
Øksendal B. 2007. Applied Stochastic Control of Jump Diffusions. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer
A chapter in an edited book
Bronner L, Richards A. 2008. Integrating Multi-Agent Technology with Cognitive Modeling to Develop an Insurgency Information Framework (IIF). In Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, eds. H Liu, JJ Salerno, MJ Young, pp. 26–36. Boston, MA: Springer US

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
Fang J. 2015. Methane-Based Life Forms Could Exist On Titan. 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. 1976. Services to Indian Head Start Grantees Under a Special Program. HRD-76-141, 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
Conlin LD. 2012. Building shared understandings in introductory physics tutorials through risk, repair, conflict & comedy. Doctoral dissertation thesis. University of Maryland, College Park

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
Sisario B. 2017. Taylor Swift’s Single Breaks Spotify Record. New York Times, Aug. 28, , p. C3

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hyman 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Hyman 2011; Sommaruga & Kandolf 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Sommaruga & Kandolf 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Meehl et al. 2005)

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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