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
Marder, E., 2001. Moving rhythms. Nature 410, 755.
A journal article with 2 authors
Charron, S., Koechlin, E., 2010. Divided representation of concurrent goals in the human frontal lobes. Science 328, 360–363.
A journal article with 3 authors
Roche, D., Paillard, D., Cortijo, E., 2004. Constraints on the duration and freshwater release of Heinrich event 4 through isotope modelling. Nature 432, 379–382.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Singh, S.K., Kagalwala, M.N., Parker-Thornburg, J., Adams, H., Majumder, S., 2008. REST maintains self-renewal and pluripotency of embryonic stem cells. Nature 453, 223–227.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kieser, J., Taylor, M., Carr, D., 2012. Forensic Biomechanics. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Kravets, A., Shcherbakov, M., Kultsova, M., Iijima, T. (Eds.), 2014. Knowledge-Based Software Engineering: 11th Joint Conference, JCKBSE 2014, Volgograd, Russia, September 17-20, 2014. Proceedings, Communications in Computer and Information Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Duncan, M.W., Gibson, D., Walsh, R., Masood, A., Benabdelkamel, H., 2014. An Overview of Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization (MALDI) Mass Spectrometry and Some of Its Applications, in: Banoub, J. (Ed.), Detection of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Agents for the Prevention of Terrorism: Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 69–81.

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. Astronaut Enters Inflatable ISS Habitat For The First Time [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, 1991. Weather Satellites: Action Needed to Resolve Status of the U.S. Geostationary Satellite Program (No. NSIAD-91-252). 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
Newcomb, S., 2009. Reliability of the CVI range: A functional vision assessment for children with cortical visual impairment (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
Kenigsberg, B., 2017. Ta’ang. New York Times C9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Marder, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Charron and Koechlin, 2010; Marder, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Charron and Koechlin, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Singh et al., 2008)

About the journal

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

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