How to format your references using the Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review. 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
Marx V (2015) Tissue engineering: Organs from the lab. Nature 522:373–377
A journal article with 2 authors
Hood L, Galas D (2003) The digital code of DNA. Nature 421:444–448
A journal article with 3 authors
Zenkin N, Yuzenkova Y, Severinov K (2006) Transcript-assisted transcriptional proofreading. Science 313:518–520
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Kim J, Lim SC, Chae SJ, et al (2013) Ultrafast zero balance of the oscillator-strength sum rule in graphene. Sci Rep 3:2663

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pruitt G (2016) The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox + Website. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Kahraman C (ed) (2008) Fuzzy Engineering Economics with Applications. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Kuriakose J, Amruth V, Sandesh AG, et al (2014) A Review on Mobile Sensor Localization. In: Mauri JL, Thampi SM, Rawat DB, Jin D (eds) Security in Computing and Communications: Second International Symposium, SSCC 2014, Delhi, India, September 24-27, 2014. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 30–44

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 Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review.

Blog post
Andrew D (2016) I’m An OB-GYN Treating Women With Zika: This Is What It’s Like. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (2005) Information Technology: HHS Has Several Investment Management Capabilities in Place, but Needs to Address Key Weaknesses. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Ahmadi SA (2009) Synergistic interplay between math search and handwritten mathematical notation recognition. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington 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
Barnard A (2017) Russia Says Deal Will Bar Americans From Flying in Most of Syria’s Airspace. New York Times A9

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Marx 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Hood and Galas 2003; Marx 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Hood and Galas 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Kim et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleEvolutionary and Institutional Economics Review
AbbreviationEvol. Inst. Econ. Rev.
ISSN (print)1349-4961
ISSN (online)2188-2096

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