How to format your references using the Atlantic Economic Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Atlantic Economic Journal. 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
Rabitz, H. (2003). Chemistry. Shaped laser pulses as reagents. Science (New York, N.Y.), 299(5606), 525–527.
A journal article with 2 authors
Frank, T., & Friedrich, R. W. (2015). Neurobiology: Individuality sniffed out in flies. Nature, 526(7572), 200–201.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wearn, O. R., Reuman, D. C., & Ewers, R. M. (2013). Response to comment on “Extinction debt and windows of conservation opportunity in the Brazilian Amazon.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 339(6117), 271.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Wakabayashi, Y., Mao, J.-H., Brown, K., Girardi, M., & Balmain, A. (2007). Promotion of Hras-induced squamous carcinomas by a polymorphic variant of the Patched gene in FVB mice. Nature, 445(7129), 761–765.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wesche, R. (2015). Physical Properties of High-Temperature Superconductors. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Kurosu, M. (Ed.). (2013). Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services: 15th International Conference, HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part II (Vol. 8005). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Braun, A. G., Lettnin, D. V., Gerlach, J., & Rosenstiel, W. (2006). Automated Conversion of SystemC Fixed-Point Data Types. In M. Glesner, R. Reis, L. Indrusiak, V. Mooney, & H. Eveking (Eds.), VLSI-SOC: From Systems to Chips: IFIP TC 10/ WG 10.5 Twelfth International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration of System on Chip (VLSI-SoC 2003), December 1–3, 2003, Darmstadt, Germany (pp. 55–72). 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 Atlantic Economic Journal.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2016, May 12). Touch Is The Sense We Understand The Least – But Maybe Not For Much Longer. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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). Status of Budget Authority Involved in Three Rescissions (No. OGC-77-2). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Corona, B. (2012). Laws governing the treatment, involuntary detention and community integration of individuals with developmental disabilities: A policy analysis (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
Billard, M. (2010, May 20). British Invasion, Only This Time It’s in Retail. New York Times, p. E5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rabitz 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Frank and Friedrich 2015; Rabitz 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Frank and Friedrich 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Wakabayashi et al. 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleAtlantic Economic Journal
AbbreviationAtl. Econ. J.
ISSN (print)0197-4254
ISSN (online)1573-9678
ScopeGeneral Economics, Econometrics and Finance

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