How to format your references using the China Journal of Economic Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for China Journal of Economic Research. 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
Percy AK. Neuroscience. Path to treat Rett syndrome. Science. 2013 Oct 18;342(6156):318–20.
A journal article with 2 authors
Eisen JA, Fraser CM. Phylogenomics: intersection of evolution and genomics. Science. 2003 Jun 13;300(5626):1706–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Allison KR, Brynildsen MP, Collins JJ. Metabolite-enabled eradication of bacterial persisters by aminoglycosides. Nature. 2011 May 12;473(7346):216–20.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Zhang Q, Stelzer AC, Fisher CK, Al-Hashimi HM. Visualizing spatially correlated dynamics that directs RNA conformational transitions. Nature. 2007 Dec 20;450(7173):1263–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Häussler-Combe U. Computational Methods for Reinforced Concrete Structures. D-69451 Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH; 2014.
An edited book
Smith JR. Women’s Cancers: Pathways to Healing: A Patient’s Guide to Dealing with Cancer and Abnormal Smears. Priore GD, editor. London: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
Mohd Rani N, Yusoff MF, Kamaruzaman MF. Theoretical Framework Study on Formgiving Mobile Education Game Design Technology. In: Hassan OH, Abidin SZ, Legino R, Anwar R, Kamaruzaman MF, editors. International Colloquium of Art and Design Education Research (i-CADER 2014). Singapore: Springer; 2015. p. 47–52.

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 China Journal of Economic Research.

Blog post
Andrew E. Houseplants could one day power TVs, computers, and more. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014.

Reports

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. Benchmarking: Costly and Difficult, but Often Necessary When Buying Computer Equipment or Services. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1982 Oct. Report No.: AFMD-83-5.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
McElhoes JL. Spatial, Technological, and Functional Variability Among the Prehistoric Ceramics of the Southern California Coast [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2017.

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
Brantley B. Theater; Song, Dance and the Devil. New York Times. 2016 Dec 7;AR6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Percy 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Eisen and Fraser 2003; Percy 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Eisen and Fraser 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhang et al. 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleChina Journal of Economic Research
ISSN (online)2199-4722
Scope

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