How to format your references using the Electronic Markets citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Electronic Markets. 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
Konecky, B. (2015). Palaeoclimate: Monsoon matters. Nature, 517(7535), 445–446.
A journal article with 2 authors
Schulz, B., & Frommer, W. B. (2004). Plant biology. A plant ABC transporter takes the lotus seat. Science (New York, N.Y.), 306(5696), 622–625.
A journal article with 3 authors
Deleault, N. R., Lucassen, R. W., & Supattapone, S. (2003). RNA molecules stimulate prion protein conversion. Nature, 425(6959), 717–720.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Fehér, O., Wang, H., Saar, S., Mitra, P. P., & Tchernichovski, O. (2009). De novo establishment of wild-type song culture in the zebra finch. Nature, 459(7246), 564–568.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ugeux, G. (2014). International Finance Regulation. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Edge, C. S. (2010). Beginning Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server: From Solo Install to Enterprise Integration. (C. Barker & E. Schwiebert, Eds.). Berkeley, CA: Apress.
A chapter in an edited book
Zhang, W., & Cai, Y. (2010). Basis of Anisotropic Damage Mechanics. In Y. Cai (Ed.), Continuum Damage Mechanics and Numerical Applications (pp. 217–355). 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 Electronic Markets.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, January 8). Twisted Light Beams Are Coming – And They Will Boost Your Internet Speed. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 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. (2002). Space Station: Actions Under Way to Manage Cost, but Significant Challenges Remain (No. GAO-02-735). 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
Shah, S. K. (2017). Data Transmission Using Image Steganography in Quick Response (QR) Code (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Feeney, K. (2007, April 22). I’m a Lumber Jack (Omelet, That Is). New York Times, p. NJ6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Konecky 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Konecky 2015; Schulz and Frommer 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Schulz and Frommer 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Fehér et al. 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleElectronic Markets
ISSN (print)1019-6781
ISSN (online)1422-8890
ScopeBusiness and International Management
Management of Technology and Innovation
Computer Science Applications
Economics and Econometrics

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