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
Farrauto, Robert J. 2012. “Chemistry. Low-Temperature Oxidation of Methane.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 337 (6095): 659–660.
A journal article with 2 authors
Padian, Kevin, and Kenneth P. Dial. 2005. “Origin of Flight: Could ‘four-Winged’ Dinosaurs Fly?” Nature 438 (7066): E3; discussion E3-4.
A journal article with 3 authors
Jones, Daniel L., Robert C. Brewster, and Rob Phillips. 2014. “Promoter Architecture Dictates Cell-to-Cell Variability in Gene Expression.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 346 (6216): 1533–1536.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Wang, Haiyu, Su Lin, James P. Allen, Joann C. Williams, Sean Blankert, Christa Laser, and Neal W. Woodbury. 2007. “Protein Dynamics Control the Kinetics of Initial Electron Transfer in Photosynthesis.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 316 (5825): 747–750.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Attoh-Okine, Nii O. 2017. Big Data and Differential Privacy. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Georgieva, Petia, Lyudmila Mihaylova, and Lakhmi C. Jain, eds. 2013. Advances in Intelligent Signal Processing and Data Mining: Theory and Applications. Vol. 410. Studies in Computational Intelligence. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Azaiez, Selma, Damien Doligez, Matthieu Lemerre, Tomer Libal, and Stephan Merz. 2016. “Proving Determinacy of the PharOS Real-Time Operating System.” In Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z: 5th International Conference, ABZ 2016, Linz, Austria, May 23-27, 2016, Proceedings, edited by Michael Butler, Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Atif Mashkoor, and Miklos Biro, 70–85. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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
Andrew, Elise. 2015. “Material Uses Insect Technology To Stay Dry Underwater.” 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. 1982. Federal Government’s Use of International Data Corporation’s Subscription Services. PLRD-82-118. 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
Puhr, Rosemary Allyson. 2013. “Evolution of the Sparse Inflorescence1 Lineage in Grasses.” 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
Williams, John. 2016. “Hank’s Long Suffering.” New York Times, December 15.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text

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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