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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Review of 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
Chambers J (2014) Planetary science. Forming terrestrial planets. Science 344:479–480
A journal article with 2 authors
Junquera J, Ghosez P (2003) Critical thickness for ferroelectricity in perovskite ultrathin films. Nature 422:506–509
A journal article with 3 authors
Ruthazer ES, Akerman CJ, Cline HT (2003) Control of axon branch dynamics by correlated activity in vivo. Science 301:66–70
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Yin P, Hariadi RF, Sahu S, et al (2008) Programming DNA tube circumferences. Science 321:824–826

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Florczyk S (2004) Robot Vision. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG
An edited book
Bault J-P (2015) The Normal and Pathological Fetal Brain: Ultrasonographic Features, 1st ed. 2015. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Nielsen T, Kristensen NH (2008) Ethical Traceability in the Bacon Supply Chain. In: Coff C, Barling D, Korthals M, Nielsen T (eds) Ethical Traceability and Communicating Food. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 83–123

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.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) New Monkey Species Identified From Its Unusual Penis And Scrotum. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/previously-unknown-monkey-species-identified-its-unusual-penis-and-scrotum/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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 (2003) Telecommunications: Data Gathering Weaknesses In FCC’s Survey Of Information on Factors Underlying Cable Rate Changes. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Purdy DW (2017) Identifying Shallow Foundation Failure Modes and Mechanisms Using Surveillance of a Transparent Granular Soil Surrogate. Doctoral dissertation, Florida Atlantic 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 G (2012) The Way Forward: Recalling Forest Hills. New York Times F7

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Chambers 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Junquera and Ghosez 2003; Chambers 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Junquera and Ghosez 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Yin et al. 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Review of Economics
AbbreviationInt. Rev. Econ.
ISSN (print)1865-1704
ISSN (online)1863-4613
ScopeGeneral Economics, Econometrics and Finance

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