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
Stocker R (2012) Marine microbes see a sea of gradients. Science 338:628–633
A journal article with 2 authors
Kessler MA, Werner BT (2003) Self-organization of sorted patterned ground. Science 299:380–383
A journal article with 3 authors
Luo J, Zhu J, Ye H (2004) Comment on “Tubular graphite cones.” Science 303:766; author reply 766
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Gu B, Chang J, Min Y, et al (2013) The role of industrial nitrogen in the global nitrogen biogeochemical cycle. Sci Rep 3:2579

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Morag N (2011) Comparative Homeland Security. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Sadahiro Y (ed) (2008) Spatial Data Infrastructure for Urban Regeneration. Springer Japan, Tokyo
A chapter in an edited book
Castano V, Schagaev I (2015) FT Models. In: Schagaev I (ed) Resilient computer system design. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 113–143

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 (2013) Rooster-like comb discovered on duck-billed dinosaur. 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 (2007) Space Based Infrared System High Program and its Alternative. 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
DeVito MA (2015) Facebook Family Values: A News Feed Hierarchy Of Needs. 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
Murphy MJO (2016) 105 Years Ago. New York Times C25

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Stocker 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Kessler and Werner 2003; Stocker 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Kessler and Werner 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Gu 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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