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
Smaglik, Paul. 2002. “Career Prospects in Europe.” Nature 419 (6906): 3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Nath, Deepa, and Sadaf Shadan. 2009. “The Ubiquitin System.” Nature 458 (7237): 421.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gestwicki, Jason E., Gerald R. Crabtree, and Isabella A. Graef. 2004. “Harnessing Chaperones to Generate Small-Molecule Inhibitors of Amyloid Beta Aggregation.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 306 (5697): 865–869.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Lee, C. T., Q. Yin, R. L. Rudnick, and S. B. Jacobsen. 2001. “Preservation of Ancient and Fertile Lithospheric Mantle beneath the Southwestern United States.” Nature 411 (6833): 69–73.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Barnes, Peter. 2008. The JCT 05 Standard Building Sub-Contract. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
An edited book
Nenajdenko, Valentine, ed. 2014. Fluorine in Heterocyclic Chemistry Volume 1: 5-Membered Heterocycles and Macrocycles. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Dym, Harry, Mauricio C. de Oliveira, and Mihai Putinar. 2012. “Bill’s Early Work.” In Mathematical Methods in Systems, Optimization, and Control: Festschrift in Honor of J. William Helton, edited by Harry Dym, Mauricio C. de Oliveira, and Mihai Putinar, 23–28. Basel: 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
Andrew, Elise. 2015. “2/3 Of ‘Gluten Sensitive’ People Can’t Tell The Difference Between Foods With Gluten And Foods Without Gluten.” 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. [Query Concerning VISTA Appropriation]. B-207343. 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
Villa, Juan. 2017. “Multicultural Training for Mental Health Professionals Working in the Juvenile Justice System.” 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
Casey, Nicholas. 2016. “Pregnant and Facing Dilemma Over Zika.” New York Times, February 16.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Paul Smaglik 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Paul Smaglik 2002; Deepa Nath and Sadaf Shadan 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Deepa Nath and Sadaf Shadan 2009)
  • Three authors: (Jason E. Gestwicki, Gerald R. Crabtree, and Isabella A. Graef 2004)
  • 4 or more authors: (C. T. Lee et al. 2001)

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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