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
Seife, C. 2000. “PHYSICS: Will NIF Live Up to Its Name?” Science (New York, N.Y.) 289 (5482): 1128.
A journal article with 2 authors
McNiven, Mark A., and Heather M. Thompson. 2006. “Vesicle Formation at the Plasma Membrane and Trans-Golgi Network: The Same but Different.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 313 (5793): 1591–1594.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhu, Zhiyong, Yingchun Cheng, and Udo Schwingenschlögl. 2014. “Pressure Controlled Transition into a Self-Induced Topological Superconducting Surface State.” Scientific Reports 4 (February): 4025.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Prokscha, T., K. H. Chow, E. Stilp, A. Suter, H. Luetkens, E. Morenzoni, G. J. Nieuwenhuys, Z. Salman, and R. Scheuermann. 2013. “Photo-Induced Persistent Inversion of Germanium in a 200-Nm-Deep Surface Region.” Scientific Reports 3: 2569.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Collings, Steven. 2015. Interpretation and Application of UK GAAP. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Beunen, Raoul, Kristof Van Assche, and Martijn Duineveld, eds. 2015. Evolutionary Governance Theory: Theory and Applications. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Dillon, Mary E. 2014. “Adolescent Pregnancy and Mental Health.” In International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy: Medical, Psychosocial, and Public Health Responses, edited by Andrew L. Cherry and Mary E. Dillon, 79–102. Boston, MA: Springer US.

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
Hamilton, Kristy. 2016. “Forensic Breakthrough? Study Suggests Humans Can Be Identified By The Proteins In Their Hair.” 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. 2014. Electronic Health Records: HHS Strategy to Address Information Exchange Challenges Lacks Specific Prioritized Actions and Milestones. GAO-14-242. 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
Bearden, Allison. 2017. “Exploring the Congruency between Mission and Practice in a Pre-K-12, Midwestern, Christian School.” Doctoral dissertation, St. Charles, MO: Lindenwood 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
Vecsey, George. 2010. “Education of a Point Guard Comes Full Circle.” New York Times, May 13.

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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