How to format your references using the Journal of Asian Economics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Asian 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Savage, N. (2013). Modelling: Predictive yield. Nature, 501(7468), S10-1.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ramesh, R., & Schlom, D. G. (2002). Materials science. Orienting ferroelectric films. Science (New York, N.Y.), 296(5575), 1975–1976.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gutfreund, Y., Zheng, W., & Knudsen, E. I. (2002). Gated visual input to the central auditory system. Science (New York, N.Y.), 297(5586), 1556–1559.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Relaix, F., Rocancourt, D., Mansouri, A., & Buckingham, M. (2005). A Pax3/Pax7-dependent population of skeletal muscle progenitor cells. Nature, 435(7044), 948–953.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kubicek, C. P. (2012). Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass. Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Kundisch, D., Veit, D. J., Weitzel, T., & Weinhardt, C. (Eds.). (2009). Enterprise Applications and Services in the Finance Industry: 4th International Workshop, FinanceCom 2008, Paris, France, December 13, 2008. Revised Papers (Vol. 23). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Zhimin, C. (2012). International Responsibility, Multilateralism, and China’s Foreign Policy. In M. Telò (Ed.), State, Globalization and Multilateralism: The challenges of institutionalizing regionalism (pp. 79–95). Springer Netherlands.

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 Journal of Asian Economics.

Blog post
Andrews, R. (2016, July 1). Here’s How To Find Out What Google Knows About You. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (2006). DOD’s High-Risk Areas: Challenges Remain to Achieving and Demonstrating Progress in Supply Chain Management (GAO-06-983T). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bannister, R. M. (2017). To What Extent Are the Grade Configurations of Middle/High Schools and High Schools Related to Student Engagement? [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
Rojas, R. (2016, October 18). Prosecutors Set to Begin in Retrial of Patz Suspect. New York Times, A19.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Savage, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Ramesh & Schlom, 2002; Savage, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Ramesh & Schlom, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Gutfreund et al., 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Relaix et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Asian Economics
AbbreviationJ. Asian Econ.
ISSN (print)1049-0078
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics

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