How to format your references using the Consumption Markets & Culture citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Consumption Markets & Culture. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Gershenfeld, N. 2001. “A Quantum Conversation.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 293 (5537): 2035–2037.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hogue, Terri S., and Stephanie Pincetl. 2015. “WATER CONSERVATION. Are You Watering Your Lawn?” Science (New York, N.Y.) 348 (6241): 1319–1320.
A journal article with 3 authors
Karan, Santanu, Zhiwei Jiang, and Andrew G. Livingston. 2015. “MEMBRANE FILTRATION. Sub-10 Nm Polyamide Nanofilms with Ultrafast Solvent Transport for Molecular Separation.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 348 (6241): 1347–1351.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Doronina-Amitonova, L. V., I. V. Fedotov, O. I. Ivashkina, M. A. Zots, A. B. Fedotov, K. V. Anokhin, and A. M. Zheltikov. 2013. “Implantable Fiber-Optic Interface for Parallel Multisite Long-Term Optical Dynamic Brain Interrogation in Freely Moving Mice.” Scientific Reports 3 (November): 3265.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Fogel, David B., Derong Liu, and James M. Keller. 2016. Fundamentals of Computational Intelligence. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Buchmann, Johannes. 2007. Binary Quadratic Forms: An Algorithmic Approach. Edited by Ulrich Vollmer. Vol. 20. Algorithms and Computation in Mathematics. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Soto, J., I. Campos, and R. Martínez-Máñez. 2013. “Monitoring Wastewater Treatment Using Voltammetric Electronic Tongues.” In Smart Sensors for Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring, edited by Subhas C. Mukhopadhyay and Alex Mason, 65–103. Smart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation. 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 Consumption Markets & Culture.

Blog post
Davis, Josh. 2016. “Polio Reported In Nigeria After Two Years With Zero Cases.” IFLScience. IFLScience.


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. 2002. Executive Office of the President: Analysis of Mandated Report on Key Information Technology Areas. GAO-02-779R. 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
Cai, Shaobiao. 2008. “3D Numerical Modeling of Dry/Wet Contact Mechanics for Rough, Multilayered Elastic-Plastic Solid Surfaces and Effects of Hydrophilicity/Hydrophobicity During Separation with Applications.” Doctoral dissertation, Columbus, OH: Ohio State University.

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
Kishkovsky, Sophia. 2011. “Taking Manhattan By Bike, the Russian Way.” New York Times, September 18.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gershenfeld 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Gershenfeld 2001; Hogue and Pincetl 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Hogue and Pincetl 2015)
  • Three authors: (Karan, Jiang, and Livingston 2015)
  • 4 or more authors: (Doronina-Amitonova et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleConsumption Markets & Culture
ISSN (print)1025-3866
ISSN (online)1477-223X
Economics and Econometrics
Social Psychology

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