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
Fuks F. 2010. Journal club. A cancer biologist marvels at how key gene regulators are still revealing hidden talents. Nature. 466(7305):417
A journal article with 2 authors
Johnston M, Stormo GD. 2003. Evolution. Heirlooms in the attic. Science. 302(5647):997–99
A journal article with 3 authors
Machens CK, Romo R, Brody CD. 2005. Flexible control of mutual inhibition: a neural model of two-interval discrimination. Science. 307(5712):1121–24
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Yarrow K, Haggard P, Heal R, Brown P, Rothwell JC. 2001. Illusory perceptions of space and time preserve cross-saccadic perceptual continuity. Nature. 414(6861):302–5

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McGrath AE. 2011. Darwinism and the Divine. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell
An edited book
Magi-Galluzzi C, Przybycin CG, eds. 2015. Genitourinary Pathology: Practical Advances. New York, NY: Springer
A chapter in an edited book
Li Y. 2010. Local Community of Eco-politics: Its Potentials and Limitations. In Eco-Socialism as Politics: Rebuilding the Basis of Our Modern Civilisation, ed. Q Huan, pp. 63–73. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands

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
Hale T. 2016. This 800-Year-Old Man Was Probably Killed By A Boomerang. 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. 1983. DOD’s Automated Telecommunications Centers Reduce the Impact of Message Volume on Staffing. IMTEC-83-2, 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
Schneider SZ. 2009. Mercury sources and cycling processes in the Cape Fear River estuary, North Carolina. Doctoral dissertation thesis. University of North Carolina

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
Qiu L. 2017. On When They Met, and Those Vacancies. New York Times, April 12, , p. A16

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Fuks 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Fuks 2010; Johnston & Stormo 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Johnston & Stormo 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Yarrow et al. 2001)

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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