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
Cortada, X (2011). Genome-sequencing anniversary. Painting the genome for the public. Science (New York, N.Y.), 331(6017), 548.
A journal article with 2 authors
Nogueiras, R, and M Tschöp (2005). Biomedicine. Separation of conjoined hormones yields appetite rivals. Science (New York, N.Y.), 310(5750), 985–986.
A journal article with 3 authors
Qi, Y, M Dolgushev, and Z Zhang (2014). Dynamics of semiflexible recursive small-world polymer networks. Scientific reports, 4, 7576.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Li, S, Y Tian, K Wu, Y Ye, J Yu, J Zhang, Q Liu, M Hu, H Li, Y Tong, NP Harberd, and X Fu (2018). Modulating plant growth-metabolism coordination for sustainable agriculture. Nature, 560(7720), 595–600.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stauffer, HB (2007). Contemporary Bayesian and Frequentist Statistical Research Methods for Natural Resource Scientists. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Marincola, FM, and E Wang (eds.) (2011). Immunologic Signatures of Rejection. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Grishchuk, S, and R Schledjewski (2013). Mechanical Dispersion Methods for Carbon Nanotubes in Aerospace Composite Matrix Systems. In Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Aerospace Composite Materials: A New Generation of Multifunctional Hybrid Structural Composites, A. Paipetis, V. Kostopoulos (eds.). 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 Climate Change Economics.

Blog post
Davis, J (2016). Maternal Deaths Worldwide Have Almost Halved In 25 Years. 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 (2006). Critical Infrastructure Protection: Progress Coordinating Government and Private Sector Efforts Varies by Sectors’ Characteristics No. GAO-07-39 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
Tablason, JM (2014). RecollectingDoctoral dissertationCalifornia State University, Long Beach.

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
Williams, J (2017). Journalists In Australia Stage Strike Over Job Cuts. New York Times, A6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cortada, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Cortada, 2011; Nogueiras and Tschöp, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Nogueiras and Tschöp, 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Li et al., 2018)

About the journal

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

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