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
Gibson VC (2006) Chemistry. Shuttling polyolefins to a new materials dimension. Science 312:703–704
A journal article with 2 authors
Codelli JA, Reisman SE (2013) Chemistry. Pactamycin made easy. Science 340:152–153
A journal article with 3 authors
Prakash M, Quéré D, Bush JWM (2008) Surface tension transport of prey by feeding shorebirds: the capillary ratchet. Science 320:931–934
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Krockenberger Y, Irie H, Matsumoto O, et al (2013) Emerging superconductivity hidden beneath charge-transfer insulators. Sci Rep 3:2235

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Faticoni TG (2006) The Mathematics of Infinity. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Brucker P (2012) Complex Scheduling. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Gladisch S, Schumann H, Tominski C (2013) Navigation Recommendations for Exploring Hierarchical Graphs. In: Bebis G, Boyle R, Parvin B, et al. (eds) Advances in Visual Computing: 9th International Symposium, ISVC 2013, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, July 29-31, 2013. Proceedings, Part II. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 36–47

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 E (2015) Scientists Use Physics To Read Scrolls From Herculaneum – But Why Do We Care? 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 (1992) Federal Procurements: Comments on Proposed Legislation Affecting Federal Procurements. 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
Miller CK (2006) Incidence and Characterization of Oral Motor, Pharyngeal, and Cervical Esophageal Swallowing Dysfunction in Pediatric Patients with Chiari 1 Malformation. Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati

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
Kishkovsky S (2000) Surviving With the Moscow Symphony on $5 a Day. New York Times E2

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gibson 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Gibson 2006; Codelli and Reisman 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Codelli and Reisman 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Krockenberger 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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