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
Lupascu A (2014) Quantum physics: The path most travelled. Nature 511:538–539
A journal article with 2 authors
Richmond BG, Jungers WL (2008) Orrorin tugenensis femoral morphology and the evolution of hominin bipedalism. Science 319:1662–1665
A journal article with 3 authors
Goda K, Tsia KK, Jalali B (2009) Serial time-encoded amplified imaging for real-time observation of fast dynamic phenomena. Nature 458:1145–1149
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Braich RS, Chelyapov N, Johnson C, et al (2002) Solution of a 20-variable 3-SAT problem on a DNA computer. Science 296:499–502

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Püschl W (2012) Physik des Segelns. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
Cai Z, Li Z, Kang Z, Liu Y (eds) (2009) Advances in Computation and Intelligence: 4th International Symposium, ISICA 2009 Huangshi, China, Ocotober 23-25, 2009 Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Wilding JPH (2008) Intestinal lipase inhibitors. In: Wilding JPH (ed) Pharmacotherapy of Obesity. Birkhäuser, Basel, pp 47–57

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
Hamilton K (2016) Can Environmentalists Learn To Love – Or Just Tolerate – Nuclear Power? In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/can-environmentalists-learn-to-love-or-just-tolerate-nuclear-power/. 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 (1974) What Is the Role of Federal Assistance for Vocational Education? 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
Slade SW (2010) The complexity of leading in the 21st century: A case study of a successful charter school in an urban school district. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington 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
Wilson M (2017) Sentencing Will Provide Coda for Television Producer’s Real Crime Drama. New York Times A21

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lupascu 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Richmond and Jungers 2008; Lupascu 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Richmond and Jungers 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Braich et al. 2002)

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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