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
O’Gorman, P. A. (2014). Contrasting responses of mean and extreme snowfall to climate change. Nature, 512(7515), 416–418.
A journal article with 2 authors
Long, Y., & Wang, J. (2014). Optically-controlled extinction ratio and Q-factor tunable silicon microring resonators based on optical forces. Scientific reports, 4, 5409.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schaller, J., Weiske, A., & Berger, F. (2013). Thunderbolt in biogeochemistry: galvanic effects of lightning as another source for metal remobilization. Scientific reports, 3, 3122.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Malek, N. P., Sundberg, H., McGrew, S., Nakayama, K., Kyriakides, T. R., Roberts, J. M., & Kyriakidis, T. R. (2001). A mouse knock-in model exposes sequential proteolytic pathways that regulate p27Kip1 in G1 and S phase. Nature, 413(6853), 323–327.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Weston, P. (2006). Bioinformatics Software Engineering. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Maalej, W., & Thurimella, A. K. (Eds.). (2013). Managing Requirements Knowledge. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Bronshtein, I. N., Semendyayev, K. A., Musiol, G., & Mühlig, H. (2015). Linear Algebra. In K. A. Semendyayev, G. Musiol, & H. Mühlig (Eds.), Handbook of Mathematics (pp. 269–322). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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. (2015, September 3). Three Trillion Trees Live On Earth, But There Would Be Twice As Many Without Humans. 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. (2014). Special Education: Additional Federal Actions Could Help Address Unique Challenges of Educating Children in Nursing Homes (No. GAO-14-585). 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
Gobas, M. (2012). Affiliate users policy: Solution to multiple ball field users in the city of Artesia (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
Rothenberg, B. (2017, July 7). Serious Knee Injury Fells Mattek-Sands. New York Times, p. B9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (O’Gorman 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Long and Wang 2014; O’Gorman 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Long and Wang 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Malek et al. 2001)

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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