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
Bynum, W.F., 2002. Portraits of science. Mosquitoes bite more than once. Science 295, 47–48.
A journal article with 2 authors
Seelig, J.D., Jayaraman, V., 2015. Neural dynamics for landmark orientation and angular path integration. Nature 521, 186–191.
A journal article with 3 authors
Moyen, J.-F., Stevens, G., Kisters, A., 2006. Record of mid-Archaean subduction from metamorphism in the Barberton terrain, South Africa. Nature 442, 559–562.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Fabra, M., Raldúa, D., Power, D.M., Deen, P.M.T., Cerdà, J., 2005. Marine fish egg hydration is aquaporin-mediated. Science 307, 545.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kääriäinen, T., Cameron, D., Kääriäinen, M.-L., Sherman, A., 2013. Atomic Layer Deposition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Cao, L., Bazzan, A.L.C., Gorodetsky, V., Mitkas, P.A., Weiss, G., Yu, P.S. (Eds.), 2010. Agents and Data Mining Interaction: 6th International Workshop on Agents and Data Mining Interaction, ADMI 2010, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 11, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Casciati, F., Chen, Z., 2010. Using GPS sensors in Structural Mechanics, in: Irschik, H., Krommer, M., Watanabe, K., Furukawa, T. (Eds.), Mechanics and Model-Based Control of Smart Materials and Structures. Springer, Vienna, pp. 29–38.

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
Andrew, E., 2015. LHC Finds Particles That Defy The Standard Model Of Physics [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, 2016. Social Security Offsets: Improvements to Program Design Could Better Assist Older Student Loan Borrowers with Obtaining Permitted Relief (No. GAO-17-45). 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
Wood, E.D., 2017. A Study of the Effect of Grouping Students and Results on the Ohio Achievement Assessment for Reading (Doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

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., 2011. For Coach and His Stars, a Win-Win Situation. New York Times D6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bynum, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Bynum, 2002; Seelig and Jayaraman, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Seelig and Jayaraman, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Fabra et al., 2005)

About the journal

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

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