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
Grayson, Michelle. 2012. “Psoriasis.” Nature 492 (7429): S49.
A journal article with 2 authors
Michel-Kerjan, Erwann, and Howard Kunreuther. 2011. “Disaster Management. Redesigning Flood Insurance.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 333 (6041): 408–409.
A journal article with 3 authors
Paggi, Marco, Roman Pohrt, and Valentin L. Popov. 2014. “Partial-Slip Frictional Response of Rough Surfaces.” Scientific Reports 4 (June): 5178.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Lipp, Julius S., Yuki Morono, Fumio Inagaki, and Kai-Uwe Hinrichs. 2008. “Significant Contribution of Archaea to Extant Biomass in Marine Subsurface Sediments.” Nature 454 (7207): 991–994.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Polushkin, Vladimir. 2005. Nuclear Electronics. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Maudet, Nicolas, Simon Parsons, and Iyad Rahwan, eds. 2007. Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems: Third International Workshop, ArgMAS 2006 Hakodate, Japan, May 8, 2006 Revised Selected and Invited Papers. Vol. 4766. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Medina, Alberto. 2016. “Spirituality and Publicity in Barcelona, 1929: Performing Citizenship between Tradition and Avant-Garde.” In The Sacred and Modernity in Urban Spain: Beyond the Secular City, edited by Antonio Cordoba and Daniel García-Donoso, 61–78. 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 Consumption Markets & Culture.

Blog post
Luntz, Stephen. 2014. “Space Travel Makes Cherry Trees Bloom Years Early.” 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. 1988. ADP Systems: FDA Can Reduce Development Risks for Its Import Information System. IMTEC-88-42. 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
Delaney, David C. 2014. “Undergraduate Social Work Students’ Perceptions Regarding Hospice and End-of-Life Care.” Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: California 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
Shpigel, Ben. 2017. “In One Brief Moment, Rangers Finally Win Playoff Game at Home.” New York Times, April 19.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Grayson 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Grayson 2012; Michel-Kerjan and Kunreuther 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Michel-Kerjan and Kunreuther 2011)
  • Three authors: (Paggi, Pohrt, and Popov 2014)
  • 4 or more authors: (Lipp et al. 2008)

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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