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
Tononi, G. (2014). Retrospective. Gerald M. Edelman (1929-2014). Science (New York, N.Y.), 344(6191), 1457.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chuong, E. B., & Feschotte, C. (2013). Evolution. Transposons up the dosage. Science (New York, N.Y.), 342(6160), 812–813.
A journal article with 3 authors
Laepple, T., Werner, M., & Lohmann, G. (2011). Synchronicity of Antarctic temperatures and local solar insolation on orbital timescales. Nature, 471(7336), 91–94.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
DiLuzio, W. R., Turner, L., Mayer, M., Garstecki, P., Weibel, D. B., Berg, H. C., & Whitesides, G. M. (2005). Escherichia coli swim on the right-hand side. Nature, 435(7046), 1271–1274.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Scheller-Sheridan, C. (2011). Basic Guide to Dental Instruments. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Hove, L. M., Lindau, T., & Hølmer, P. (Eds.). (2014). Distal Radius Fractures: Current Concepts. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Messina, G., Biressi, S., & Cossu, G. (2008). Non Muscle Stem Cells and Muscle Regeneration. In T. Partridge (Ed.), Skeletal Muscle Repair and Regeneration (pp. 65–84). 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
Luntz, S. (2016, August 18). Scotland’s Standing Stones Really Were Astronomical Devices. 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. (2014). Ineffective Planning and Oversight Practices Underscore the Need for Improved Contract Management (GAO-14-694). 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
DeClerk, C. C. (2008). The relationship between retail store manager leadership styles and employee generational cohort, performance, and satisfaction [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Phoenix.

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
Cook, L., & Olsen, P. R. (2009, May 24). It Started at the Gas Pump. New York Times, BU9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Tononi, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Chuong & Feschotte, 2013; Tononi, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Chuong & Feschotte, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Laepple et al., 2011)
  • 6 or more authors: (DiLuzio 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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