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
Eisenstein M (2011) Genetics: finding risk factors. Nature 475:S20-2
A journal article with 2 authors
Allen MR, Frame DJ (2007) Atmosphere. Call off the quest. Science 318:582–583
A journal article with 3 authors
Cai L, Dalal CK, Elowitz MB (2008) Frequency-modulated nuclear localization bursts coordinate gene regulation. Nature 455:485–490
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Al Ahmad M, Al-Zuhair S, Taher H, Hilal-Alnaqbi A (2014) RF microalgal lipid content characterization. Sci Rep 4:5108

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hornberger G, Wiberg P (2005) Numerical Methods in the Hydrological Sciences. American Geophysical Union, Washington D. C.
An edited book
Karakoc TH, Ozerdem MB, Sogut MZ, et al (eds) (2016) Sustainable Aviation: Energy and Environmental Issues. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Datta PK, Biswas S (2011) Combination Resonance Characteristics of a Composite Plate Having Damage Subjected to in-Plane Pulsating Load. In: Náprstek J, Horáček J, Okrouhlík M, et al. (eds) Vibration Problems ICOVP 2011: The 10th International Conference on Vibration Problems. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 45–50

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
Davis J (2015) Scientists Develop Enzyme That Can Convert Any Blood Into Universal Donor Type. 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 (2014) K-12 Education: Characteristics of the Investing in Innovation Fund. 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
Kazadi MM (2013) Use of Data Fusion and SPC in Vibrations Detection. Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois 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
Hollander S (2000) Johns Hopkins Goalie Sticks to Daring Style. New York Times D8

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Eisenstein 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Allen and Frame 2007; Eisenstein 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Allen and Frame 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Al Ahmad 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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