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
Silvius J (2012) Cell biology. Membrane bending tug of war. Science 335:1308–1309
A journal article with 2 authors
Lendlein A, Langer R (2002) Biodegradable, elastic shape-memory polymers for potential biomedical applications. Science 296:1673–1676
A journal article with 3 authors
Koo B, Nottenburg C, Pardey PG (2004) Intellectual property. Plants and intellectual property: an international appraisal. Science 306:1295–1297
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Ang CY, Tan SY, Lu Y, et al (2014) “Turn-on” fluorescence probe integrated polymer nanoparticles for sensing biological thiol molecules. Sci Rep 4:7057

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stack T, Ostrom LT, Wilhelmsen CA (2016) Occupational Ergonomics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Daydé M, Dongarra J, Hernández V, Palma JMLM (eds) (2005) High Performance Computing for Computational Science - VECPAR 2004: 6th International Conference, Valencia, Spain, June 28-30, 2004, Revised Selected and Invited Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Dilettoso E, Rizzo SA, Salerno N (2008) SALHE-EA: A New Evolutionary Algorithm for Multi-Objective Optimization of Electromagnetic Devices. In: Wiak S, Krawczyk A, Dolezel I (eds) Intelligent Computer Techniques in Applied Electromagnetics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 37–45

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 (2015) Oldest Known Message-In-A-Bottle Found. 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 (1986) Biotechnology: Analysis of Federally Funded Research. 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
McClain R (2009) The role of spirituality/religiosity in the lives of people who are hearing impaired. Doctoral dissertation, 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
de la MERCED MJ (2017) Huntsman Is Said to Be Close to Merger With Clariant. New York Times B6

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Silvius 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Lendlein and Langer 2002; Silvius 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Lendlein and Langer 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Ang 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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