How to format your references using the Climate Change Economics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Climate Change Economics (CCE). 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
Montgomery, DR (2008). Geology. Dreams of natural streams. Science (New York, N.Y.), 319(5861), 291–292.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kim, J, and RJ DeBerardinis (2013). Cancer. Silencing a metabolic oncogene. Science (New York, N.Y.), 340(6132), 558–559.
A journal article with 3 authors
Saá, P, J Castilla, and C Soto (2006). Presymptomatic detection of prions in blood. Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5783), 92–94.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Katoh, E, H Yamawaki, H Fujihisa, M Sakashita, and K Aoki (2002). Protonic diffusion in high-pressure ice VII. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5558), 1264–1266.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Goldberger, AL, and ZD Goldberger (2012). Becoming a Consummate Clinician. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Inverardi, P, and M Jazayeri (eds.) (2006). Software Engineering Education in the Modern Age: Software Education and Training Sessions at the International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2005, St. Louis, MO, USA, May 15-21, 2005, Revised Lectures. vol. 4309, Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Huang, F, J Titus, A Wolinski, K Schneider, and JA Carter (2009). XML-Based Tools for Creating, Mapping, and Transforming Usability Engineering Requirements. In Human-Centered Software Engineering: Software Engineering Models, Patterns and Architectures for HCI, A. Seffah, J. Vanderdonckt, M.C. Desmarais (eds.). 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 Climate Change Economics.

Blog post
Andrew, E (2015). It’s Not Earth 2.0, But Our New Rocky Neighbour Is A Planet Worth Watching. Available at Accessed October 30, 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 (1999). Aviation: Issues Associated With the Theft of Stock Used to Create Airline Tickets No. RCED-99-219 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
Obeng-Dompreh, S (2008). The impact of servicemembers’ learning styles and computer anxiety levels on computer -mediated learningDoctoral dissertationUniversity of Phoenix.

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
Sabrina Tavernise With (2002). The Survivors Dribble Out, All With a Story to Tell. New York Times, A10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Montgomery, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Montgomery, 2008; Kim and DeBerardinis, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Kim and DeBerardinis, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Katoh et al., 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleClimate Change Economics
AbbreviationClim. Chang. Econ. (Singap)
ISSN (print)2010-0078
ISSN (online)2010-0086

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