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
Fiete GA. 2011. Physics. How do you want that insulator? Science. 332(6029):546–47
A journal article with 2 authors
Liao L, Cao Z. 2014. Directional scaling symmetry of high-symmetry two-dimensional lattices. Sci. Rep. 4:6193
A journal article with 3 authors
Lee R, Mason A, members of the NTA Network. 2014. Is low fertility really a problem? Population aging, dependency, and consumption. Science. 346(6206):229–34
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Zeng X, Kieffer R, Glettner B, Nürnberger C, Liu F, et al. 2011. Complex multicolor tilings and critical phenomena in tetraphilic liquid crystals. Science. 331(6022):1302–6

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Packard A. 2010. Digital Media Law. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell
An edited book
Zheng V. 2014. Gambling Dynamism: The Macao Miracle. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer
A chapter in an edited book
Gravemeijer K, Figueiredo N, van Galen F, Keijzer R, Munk F. 2016. The domain of geometry. In Measurement and Geometry in Upper Primary School, eds. N Figueiredo, F van Galen, R Keijzer, F Munk, pp. 67–105. Rotterdam: SensePublishers

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
Andrew E. 2015. The Riddle Behind Zebra Stripes. 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. 2008. Chemical Assessments: Low Productivity and New Interagency Review Process Limit the Usefulness and Credibility of EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System. GAO-08-440, 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
Kulavuz-Onal D. 2013. English Language Teachers’ Learning to Teach with Technology through Participation in an Online Community of Practice: A Netnography of Webheads in Action. Doctoral dissertation thesis. University of South Florida

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
Kishkovsky S. 2006. Engels Would Gasp, and Locals Gripe, at a Golden Mile. New York Times, Dec. 18, , p. A4

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Fiete 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Fiete 2011; Liao & Cao 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Liao & Cao 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Zeng et al. 2011)

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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