How to format your references using the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies. 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
Nichols, Colin G. 2006. “KATP Channels as Molecular Sensors of Cellular Metabolism.” Nature 440 (7083): 470–476.
A journal article with 2 authors
Felfly, Hady, and Ophir D. Klein. 2013. “Sprouty Genes Regulate Proliferation and Survival of Human Embryonic Stem Cells.” Scientific Reports 3: 2277.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhou, Tao, Yi Gao, and Z. D. Wang. 2014. “Topological Quantum Phase Transitions and Edge States in Spin-Orbital Coupled Fermi Gases.” Scientific Reports 4 (June): 5218.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Guan, Yan-Qing, Zhe Zheng, Zheng Huang, Zhibin Li, Shuiqin Niu, and Jun-Ming Liu. 2014. “Powerful Inner/Outer Controlled Multi-Target Magnetic Nanoparticle Drug Carrier Prepared by Liquid Photo-Immobilization.” Scientific Reports 4 (May): 4990.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rooney, Timothy. 2010. IP Address Management. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Hays, Sean A., Jason Scott Robert, Clark A. Miller, and Ira Bennett, eds. 2013. Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Vol. 3. Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Unbehauen, Jörg, Claus Stadler, and Sören Auer. 2013. “Accessing Relational Data on the Web with SparqlMap.” In Semantic Technology: Second Joint International Conference, JIST 2012, Nara, Japan, December 2-4, 2012. Proceedings, edited by Hideaki Takeda, Yuzhong Qu, Riichiro Mizoguchi, and Yoshinobu Kitamura, 65–80. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: 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 Chinese Economic and Business Studies.

Blog post
Fang, Janet. 2015. “Amphibious Fishes In Hot Water Cool Themselves By Jumping Out.” 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. 2007. Environmental Satellite Acquisitions: Progress and Challenges. GAO-07-1099T. Washington, DC: 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
Belletti, Anthony. 2017. “Trumpet Practice: Habits and Goals.” Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach.

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
Kishkovsky, Sophia. 2013. “Putin in Ukraine to Celebrate a Christian Anniversary.” New York Times, July 28.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Nichols 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Nichols 2006; Felfly and Klein 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Felfly and Klein 2013)
  • Three authors: (Zhou, Gao, and Wang 2014)
  • 4 or more authors: (Guan et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies
ISSN (print)1476-5284
ISSN (online)1476-5292
ScopeGeneral Economics, Econometrics and Finance

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