How to format your references using the Feminist Economics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Feminist Economics. 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
Giles, Jim. 2002. “Attosecond Science: The Fast Show.” Nature 420 (6917): 737.
A journal article with 2 authors
Outeiro, Tiago Fleming, and Susan Lindquist. 2003. “Yeast Cells Provide Insight into Alpha-Synuclein Biology and Pathobiology.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 302 (5651): 1772–1775.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wynn, Thomas A., Ajay Chawla, and Jeffrey W. Pollard. 2013. “Macrophage Biology in Development, Homeostasis and Disease.” Nature 496 (7446): 445–455.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Potapova, Tamara A., John R. Daum, Bradley D. Pittman, Joanna R. Hudson, Tara N. Jones, David L. Satinover, P. Todd Stukenberg, and Gary J. Gorbsky. 2006. “The Reversibility of Mitotic Exit in Vertebrate Cells.” Nature 440 (7086): 954–958.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Karmakar, Nemai Chandra, Prasanna Kalansuriya, Rubayet E. Azim, and Randika Koswatta. 2016. Chipless Radio Frequency Identification Reader Signal Processing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Bjørner, Nikolaj, and Andrei Voronkov, eds. 2012. Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Reasoning: 18th International Conference, LPAR-18, Mérida, Venezuela, March 11-15, 2012. Proceedings. Vol. 7180. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Bartolini, Sandro, Pierfrancesco Foglia, and Cosimo Antonia Prete. 2011. “Eighth MEDEA Workshop.” In Transactions on High-Performance Embedded Architectures and Compilers III, edited by Per Stenström, 91–92. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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 Feminist Economics.

Blog post
Luntz, Stephen. 2017. “Catastrophic Erosion Cut Britain Off From Europe Nearly Half A Million Years Ago.” IFLScience. IFLScience.


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. 2009. Information Technology: Challenges Remain for VA’s Sharing of Electronic Health Records with DOD. GAO-09-427T. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Safi Samghabadi, Pedram. 2013. “Kinematic Analysis and Control Design of a Retractable Wheel Mechanism Using Optimal Control Theory.” Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: 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
St. John Kelly, Erin. 1998. “Springer’s Harvest.” New York Times, April 27.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Jim Giles 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Jim Giles 2002; Tiago Fleming Outeiro and Susan Lindquist 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Tiago Fleming Outeiro and Susan Lindquist 2003)
  • Three authors: (Thomas A. Wynn, Ajay Chawla, and Jeffrey W. Pollard 2013)
  • 4 or more authors: (Tamara A. Potapova et al. 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleFeminist Economics
AbbreviationFem. Econ.
ISSN (print)1354-5701
ISSN (online)1466-4372
ScopeArts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
General Business, Management and Accounting
Economics and Econometrics
Gender Studies

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