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
Zehr, Jonathan P. 2015. “EVOLUTION. How Single Cells Work Together.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 349 (6253): 1163–1164.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rauch, Scott L., and William A. Carlezon Jr. 2013. “Neuroscience. Illuminating the Neural Circuitry of Compulsive Behaviors.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 340 (6137): 1174–1175.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bode, F., F. Sachs, and M. R. Franz. 2001. “Tarantula Peptide Inhibits Atrial Fibrillation.” Nature 409 (6816): 35–36.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Johnnidis, Jonathan B., Marian H. Harris, Robert T. Wheeler, Sandra Stehling-Sun, Michael H. Lam, Oktay Kirak, Thijn R. Brummelkamp, Mark D. Fleming, and Fernando D. Camargo. 2008. “Regulation of Progenitor Cell Proliferation and Granulocyte Function by MicroRNA-223.” Nature 451 (7182): 1125–1129.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cooper, Nicola, Kirsty Forrest, and Paul Cramp. 2008. Essential Guide to Acute Care. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
An edited book
Ito, Takayuki, Minjie Zhang, Valentin Robu, Shaheen Fatima, Tokuro Matsuo, and Hirofumi Yamaki, eds. 2011. Innovations in Agent-Based Complex Automated Negotiations. Vol. 319. Studies in Computational Intelligence. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Plummer, Julia D. 2012. “Challenges in Defining and Validating an Astronomy Learning Progression.” In Learning Progressions in Science: Current Challenges and Future Directions, edited by Alicia C. Alonzo and Amelia Wenk Gotwals, 77–100. Rotterdam: SensePublishers.

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
O`Callaghan, Jonathan. 2016. “Don’t Miss NASA’s Amazing Rocket Booster Test Today In The Utah Desert.” 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. 2000. Information Technology: Selected Agencies’ Use of Commercial Off-the-Shelf Software for Human Resources Functions. AIMD-00-270. 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
Wenger, Matthew C. 2011. “Free-Choice Family Learning Experiences at Informal Astronomy Observing Events.” Doctoral dissertation, Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona.

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
Billard, Mary. 2013. “A Personal Quest For a White Shirt.” New York Times, October 6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Jonathan P. Zehr 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Scott L. Rauch and William A. Carlezon Jr 2013; Jonathan P. Zehr 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Scott L. Rauch and William A. Carlezon Jr 2013)
  • Three authors: (F. Bode, F. Sachs, and M. R. Franz 2001)
  • 4 or more authors: (Jonathan B. Johnnidis et al. 2008)

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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