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
Smaglik, P. (2004). Bricks & mortar: Lancaster Environment Centre. Nature, 427(6971), 270.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sattler, A., & Parkin, G. (2010). Cleaving carbon-carbon bonds by inserting tungsten into unstrained aromatic rings. Nature, 463(7280), 523–526.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pfeiffer, T., Schuster, S., & Bonhoeffer, S. (2001). Cooperation and competition in the evolution of ATP-producing pathways. Science (New York, N.Y.), 292(5516), 504–507.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Möller, S., Perlov, C., Jackson, W., Taussig, C., & Forrest, S. R. (2003). A polymer/semiconductor write-once read-many-times memory. Nature, 426(6963), 166–169.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hu, J. C. (2011). Asset Securitization. 2 Clementi Loop, #02-01, Singapore 129809: John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte. Ltd.
An edited book
Dobashi, Y., & Ochiai, H. (Eds.). (2016). Mathematical Progress in Expressive Image Synthesis III: Selected and Extended Results from the Symposium MEIS2015 (Vol. 24). Singapore: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Laird, F. N. (2016). Avoiding Transitions, Layering Change: The Evolution of American Energy Policy. In C. Hager & C. H. Stefes (Eds.), Germany’s Energy Transition: A Comparative Perspective (pp. 111–131). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan 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
Davis, J. (2016, July 13). M&M-Spewing Drones Employed To Tackle The Plague In Endangered Ferrets. 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. (1991). Embedded Computer Systems: C-17 Software Development Problems (No. T-IMTEC-92-4). 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
Theodore, J. A. (2014). A Framework for Comparative Analysis of Gene Expressions and Mutations Linked to Cancer (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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. (2008, April 18). After a 32-Year Journey, Justice Stevens Renounces Capital Punishment. New York Times, p. A22.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Sattler and Parkin 2010; Smaglik 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Sattler and Parkin 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Möller et al. 2003)

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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