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
Schwab, M. E. (2002). Repairing the injured spinal cord. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5557), 1029–1031.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lowell, T. V., & Kelly, M. A. (2008). Climate. Was the Younger Dryas global? Science (New York, N.Y.), 321(5887), 348–349.
A journal article with 3 authors
Luo, Y., White, L., & Hui, D. (2004). Comment on “Impacts of fine root turnover on forest NPP and soil C sequestration potential.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 304(5678), 1745; author reply 1745.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Mower, J. P., Stefanović, S., Young, G. J., & Palmer, J. D. (2004). Plant genetics: gene transfer from parasitic to host plants. Nature, 432(7014), 165–166.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Moloney, M. G. (2015). How to Solve Organic Reaction Mechanisms. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Beckert, B., Damiani, F., Boer, F. S. de, & Bonsangue, M. M. (Eds.). (2013). Formal Methods for Components and Objects: 10th International Symposium, FMCO 2011, Turin, Italy, October 3-5, 2011, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 7542). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Johnson, M. E., & Baarli, B. G. (2012). Development of Intertidal Biotas Through Phanerozoic Time. In J. A. Talent (Ed.), Earth and Life: Global Biodiversity, Extinction Intervals and Biogeographic Perturbations Through Time (pp. 63–128). 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 Atlantic Economic Journal.

Blog post
Andrew, D. (2016, June 15). Restricting Gay Men From Donating Blood Is Discriminatory. 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. (2007). Aviation Security: Progress Made in Systematic Planning to Guide Key Investment Decisions, but More Work Remains (No. GAO-07-448T). 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
Farrell, B. M. (2010). Body composition changes and work-efficiency effects from diet modification and incorporation of an at-home exercise regimen (Doctoral dissertation). University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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
Pilon, M. (2012, February 15). Poised and Graceful Performers, but a Step Behind the Spotlight. New York Times, p. B11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schwab 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Lowell and Kelly 2008; Schwab 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Lowell and Kelly 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Mower et al. 2004)

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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