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
Niu, Y. (2008). Geochemistry. The origin of alkaline lavas. Science (New York, N.Y.), 320(5878), 883–884.
A journal article with 2 authors
Oganov, A. R., & Ono, S. (2004). Theoretical and experimental evidence for a post-perovskite phase of MgSiO3 in Earth’s D" layer. Nature, 430(6998), 445–448.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mungall, J. E., Ames, D. E., & Hanley, J. J. (2004). Geochemical evidence from the Sudbury structure for crustal redistribution by large bolide impacts. Nature, 429(6991), 546–548.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Tang, C. S., Xia, B., Zou, X., Chen, S., Ou, H.-W., Wang, L., Rusydi, A., Zhu, J.-X., & Chia, E. E. M. (2013). Terahertz conductivity of topological surface states in Bi₁.₅Sb₀.₅Te₁.₈Se₁.₂. Scientific Reports, 3, 3513.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rossiter, A. (2008). Professional Excellence. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Arce, G., Bak, K., Shea, K. P., Savoie, F., III, Kibler, W. B., Itoi, E., Mazzocca, A. D., Beitzel, K., Calvo, E., & Ejnisman, B. (Eds.). (2013). Shoulder Concepts 2013: Consensus and Concerns: Proceedings of the ISAKOS Upper Extremity Committees 2009-2013. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Nakada, M., Kita, D., Hayashi, Y., Kawakami, K., Hamada, J.-I., & Minamoto, T. (2010). RNAi in Malignant Brain Tumors: Relevance to Molecular and Translational Research. In V. A. Erdmann & J. Barciszewski (Eds.), RNA Technologies and Their Applications (pp. 107–129). Springer.

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
Andrew, E. (2014, June 16). New Type Of Computer Capable Of Calculating 640TBs Of Data In One Billionth Of A Second, Could Revolutionize Computing. 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. (2010). Joint Strike Fighter: Significant Challenges Remain as DOD Restructures Program (GAO-10-520T). 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
Baciu, A. B. (2010). Biopolitics and the influenza pandemics of 1918 and 2009 in the United States: Power, immunity, and the law [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
Dominus, S. (2017, June 9). A Dramatist as Dungeon Master. New York Times, C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Niu, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Niu, 2008; Oganov & Ono, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Oganov & Ono, 2004)
  • Three authors: (Mungall et al., 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Tang et al., 2013)

About the journal

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

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