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
Rabeharisoa V (2011) Genome-sequencing anniversary. Socializing genetic diseases. Science 331:1026–1027
A journal article with 2 authors
Alexander T, Natarajan P (2014) Rapid growth of seed black holes in the early universe by supra-exponential accretion. Science 345:1330–1333
A journal article with 3 authors
Ezawa M, Tanaka Y, Nagaosa N (2013) Topological phase transition without gap closing. Sci Rep 3:2790
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Qi W, Bi J, Zhang X, et al (2014) Damaging effects of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on pregnant mice with different pregnancy times. Sci Rep 4:4352

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chartered Institute of Building (2014) Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford
An edited book
Ruggieri F (ed) (2014) Criminal Proceedings, Languages and the European Union: Linguistic and Legal Issues. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Islam S, Hossain I (2015) Women in Employment: Local Dynamics, Global Pressures. In: Hossain I (ed) Social Justice in the Globalization of Production: Labor, Gender, and the Environment Nexus. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, pp 53–72

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
Luntz S (2017) Earliest Observations Ever Made Of A Supernova Explosion. 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 (1995) Advance Sheets: Volume 74, Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States. 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
Tan-atichat TP (2008) Behavior of VNC in high-latency environments and techniques for improvement. Doctoral dissertation, University of California San Diego

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 (2006) QUICK BITE | Peapack; Chocolate And a Touch Of Chic. New York Times 14NJ11

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rabeharisoa 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Rabeharisoa 2011; Alexander and Natarajan 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Alexander and Natarajan 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Qi et al. 2014)

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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