How to format your references using the International Review of Economics and Finance citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Review of Economics and Finance. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Komar, A. A. (2007). Genetics. SNPs, silent but not invisible. Science (New York, N.Y.), 315(5811), 466–467.
A journal article with 2 authors
Cheng, Z., & Tsourkas, A. (2014). Monitoring phospholipase A₂ activity with Gd-encapsulated phospholipid liposomes. Scientific Reports, 4, 6958.
A journal article with 3 authors
Willbold, M., Elliott, T., & Moorbath, S. (2011). The tungsten isotopic composition of the Earth’s mantle before the terminal bombardment. Nature, 477(7363), 195–198.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Smith, D. L., Dushoff, J., Snow, R. W., & Hay, S. I. (2005). The entomological inoculation rate and Plasmodium falciparum infection in African children. Nature, 438(7067), 492–495.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McBain, G. D. (2012). Theory of Lift. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Pointcheval, D., Mu, Y., & Chen, K. (Eds.). (2006). Cryptology and Network Security: 5th International Conference, CANS 2006, Suzhou, China, December 8-10, 2006. Proceedings (Vol. 4301). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Mor, M., & Lodola, A. (2009). Pharmacological Tools in Endocannabinoid Neurobiology. In D. Kendall & S. Alexander (Eds.), Behavioral Neurobiology of the Endocannabinoid System (pp. 87–110). 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 International Review of Economics and Finance.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, June 9). Even Without Written Codes, Ethical Standards For Human Research Existed Before World War II. IFLScience; IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/even-without-written-codes-ethical-standards-human-research-existed-world-war-ii/

Reports

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. (1999). Month In Review, April 1999: Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications (OPA-99-7). 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
Zhang, Y. (2017). Toward a Molecular Mechanism of Phase Separation in Disordered Elastin-Like Proteins [Doctoral dissertation]. Mississippi State 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
Cooper, M. (2017, May 31). When the Fire Fades. New York Times, AR1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Komar, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Cheng & Tsourkas, 2014; Komar, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Cheng & Tsourkas, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Willbold et al., 2011)
  • 6 or more authors: (Smith et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Review of Economics and Finance
ISSN (print)1059-0560
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics
Finance

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