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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Review of Economics Education. 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
Johansen, J.P., 2013. Neuroscience: anxiety is the sum of its parts. Nature 496, 174–175.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lippman, Z., Martienssen, R., 2004. The role of RNA interference in heterochromatic silencing. Nature 431, 364–370.
A journal article with 3 authors
Jermiin, L.S., Poladian, L., Charleston, M.A., 2005. Evolution. Is the “Big Bang” in animal evolution real? Science 310, 1910–1911.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
König, R., Stertz, S., Zhou, Y., Inoue, A., Hoffmann, H.-H., Bhattacharyya, S., Alamares, J.G., Tscherne, D.M., Ortigoza, M.B., Liang, Y., Gao, Q., Andrews, S.E., Bandyopadhyay, S., De Jesus, P., Tu, B.P., Pache, L., Shih, C., Orth, A., Bonamy, G., Miraglia, L., Ideker, T., García-Sastre, A., Young, J.A.T., Palese, P., Shaw, M.L., Chanda, S.K., 2010. Human host factors required for influenza virus replication. Nature 463, 813–817.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lunt, R.R., Cunic, J.D., 2000. Profiles in Flue Gas Desulfurization. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Paternò, F., Ruyter, B. de, Markopoulos, P., Santoro, C., Loenen, E. van, Luyten, K. (Eds.), 2012. Ambient Intelligence: Third International Joint Conference, AmI 2012, Pisa, Italy, November 13-15, 2012. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Ganov, S., Killmar, C., Khurshid, S., Perry, D.E., 2009. Event Listener Analysis and Symbolic Execution for Testing GUI Applications, in: Breitman, K., Cavalcanti, A. (Eds.), Formal Methods and Software Engineering: 11th International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods ICFEM 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 9-12, 2009. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 69–87.

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 Education.

Blog post
Carpineti, A., 2016. What Would You See If You Turned Your Headlights On While Driving A Car At Lightspeed? [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1996. Satellite Control Capabilities: National Policy Could Help Consolidation and Cost Savings (No. NSIAD-96-77). 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
Walther, R.L., 2017. Approaches to Stream Restoration: Practices in Missouri and Illinois (Doctoral dissertation). Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

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
Hodara, S., 2016. A Bucolic Feel, Open Space and a Sense of Community. New York Times RE7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Johansen, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Johansen, 2013; Lippman and Martienssen, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Lippman and Martienssen, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (König et al., 2010)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Review of Economics Education
AbbreviationInt. Rev. Econ. Educ.
ISSN (print)1477-3880

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