How to format your references using the Economic Theory Bulletin citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Economic Theory Bulletin. 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
Dobson, A.: Ecology. Metalife! Science. 301, 1488–1490 (2003)
A journal article with 2 authors
Thodey, K., Smolke, C.D.: Cell biology. Bringing it together with RNA. Science. 333, 412–413 (2011)
A journal article with 3 authors
Mulepati, S., Héroux, A., Bailey, S.: Structural biology. Crystal structure of a CRISPR RNA-guided surveillance complex bound to a ssDNA target. Science. 345, 1479–1484 (2014)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Chen, X.J., Wang, X., Kaufman, B.A., Butow, R.A.: Aconitase couples metabolic regulation to mitochondrial DNA maintenance. Science. 307, 714–717 (2005)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pai MD FACC FRCP Edin, R.G., Varadarajan MD FACC, P.: Echocardiography Board Review. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK (2014)
An edited book
Petrosyan, L.A., Mazalov, V.V. eds: Recent Advances in Game Theory and Applications: European Meeting on Game Theory, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2015, and Networking Games and Management, Petrozavodsk, Russia, 2015. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)
A chapter in an edited book
Mohammadi, A., Akl, S.G.: Number of Processors with Partitioning Strategy and EDF-Schedulability Test: Upper and Lower Bounds with Comparison. In: Stojmenovic, I., Thulasiram, R.K., Yang, L.T., Jia, W., Guo, M., and Mello, R.F. de (eds.) Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications: 5th International Symposium, ISPA 2007 Niagara Falls, Canada, August 29-31, 2007 Proceedings. pp. 20–31. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2007)

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 Economic Theory Bulletin.

Blog post
Hale, T.: Hundreds Of Flying Foxes Cooked Alive In Australia’s Heat Wave, https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/hundreds-of-flying-foxes-cooked-alive-in-australias-heat-wave/

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: Computer Buys: Air Force Logistics Modernization Program Should Comply With Brooks Act. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1986)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kay, V.L.: A single mother and child welfare: A personal narrative, (2009)

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
Grynbaum, M.M., Koblin, J.: Liberals Tune In to TV Again, in Search of Communal Solace, (2017)

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dobson 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Dobson 2003; Thodey and Smolke 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Thodey and Smolke 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Chen et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleEconomic Theory Bulletin
AbbreviationEcon. Theory Bull.
ISSN (print)2196-1085
ISSN (online)2196-1093
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