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
Mestel, Leon. 2005. “Obituary: Hermann Bondi (1919-2005).” Nature 437 (7060): 828.
A journal article with 2 authors
Dye, Christopher, and Brian G. Williams. 2010. “The Population Dynamics and Control of Tuberculosis.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 328 (5980): 856–861.
A journal article with 3 authors
Scarf, Damian, Harlene Hayne, and Michael Colombo. 2011. “Pigeons on Par with Primates in Numerical Competence.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 334 (6063): 1664.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Jung, Hyunseung, Chihun In, Hyunyong Choi, and Hojin Lee. 2014. “Anisotropy Modeling of Terahertz Metamaterials: Polarization Dependent Resonance Manipulation by Meta-Atom Cluster.” Scientific Reports 4 (June): 5217.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stokes, Debbie J. 2008. Principles and Practice of Variable Pressure/Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (VP-ESEM). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Fasthuber, Robert. 2013. Energy-Efficient Communication Processors: Design and Implementation for Emerging Wireless Systems. Edited by Francky Catthoor, Praveen Raghavan, and Frederik Naessens. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Constable, Martin, Justin Dauwels, Shoko Dauwels, Rasheed Umer, Mengyu Zhou, and Yasir Tahir. 2016. “Modelling Conversation.” In Context Aware Human-Robot and Human-Agent Interaction, edited by Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Junsong Yuan, Daniel Thalmann, and Bum-Jae You, 81–111. Human–Computer Interaction Series. 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, Danielle. 2016. “No Giant Leap For Mankind: Why We’ve Been Looking At Human Evolution In The Wrong Way.” 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. 1993. Alternative-Fueled Vehicles: Potential Impact of Exemptions From Transportation Control Measures. RCED-93-125. 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
Lee, Byung K. 2015. “Tracking of Truck Flows for Drayage Efficiency Analysis.” 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
Poniewozik, James. 2017. “Clash of the Gossip Girls.” New York Times, March 2.

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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