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 (Atl Econ J). 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
Schölkopf, B. (2015). Artificial intelligence: Learning to see and act. Nature, 518(7540), 486–487.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bentley, W. E., & Payne, G. F. (2013). Materials science. Nature’s other self-assemblers. Science (New York, N.Y.), 341(6142), 136–137.
A journal article with 3 authors
Janjić, V., Sharan, R., & Pržulj, N. (2014). Modelling the yeast interactome. Scientific reports, 4, 4273.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Walter, F., Riechers, D., Cox, P., Neri, R., Carilli, C., Bertoldi, F., et al. (2009). A kiloparsec-scale hyper-starburst in a quasar host less than 1 gigayear after the Big Bang. Nature, 457(7230), 699–701.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Speight, J. G. (2014). Handbook of Petroleum Product Analysis. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Morschett, D. (2010). Strategic International Management: Text and Cases. (H. Schramm-Klein & J. Zentes, Eds.) (2nd ed.). Wiesbaden: Gabler.
A chapter in an edited book
King-Lacroix, J., & Martin, A. (2014). KEDS: Decentralised Network Security for the Smart Home Environment. In J. Cuellar (Ed.), Smart Grid Security: Second International Workshop, SmartGridSec 2014, Munich, Germany, February 26, 2014, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 63–78). 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 Atlantic Economic Journal.

Blog post
Evans, K. (2016, September 29). Barbary Macaques To Get Highest Protection Level To Fight Pet Trade. 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. (1984). GAO Evaluation of Report by Technassociates, Inc., on the Evaluation of Written Products Delivered by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education (No. HRD-84-79). 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
Mycroft, D. (2012). Minorities in leadership and financial performance of their Fortune 500 companies (Doctoral dissertation). Pepperdine University, Malibu, 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
Greenhouse, L. (2006, December 5). Court Reviews Race as Factor In School Plans. New York Times, p. A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Fujishima 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Butler 2000; Rickaby 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Bentley and Payne 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Lee et al. 2014)

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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