How to format your references using the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 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
Miller, J.R., 2012. Applied physics. Valuing reversible energy storage. Science 335, 1312–1313.
A journal article with 2 authors
O’Keefe, F.R., Chiappe, L.M., 2011. Viviparity and K-selected life history in a Mesozoic marine plesiosaur (Reptilia, Sauropterygia). Science 333, 870–873.
A journal article with 3 authors
Christian, W., Esquembre, F., Barbato, L., 2011. SPORE series winner. Open source physics. Science 334, 1077–1078.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Fleischer, J.W., Segev, M., Efremidis, N.K., Christodoulides, D.N., 2003. Observation of two-dimensional discrete solitons in optically induced nonlinear photonic lattices. Nature 422, 147–150.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Glaser, R., 2015. Symmetry, Spectroscopy, and Crystallography. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Ito, K. (Ed.), 2014. Regulatory Nascent Polypeptides. Springer Japan, Tokyo.
A chapter in an edited book
Criado, J., Martínez, S., Iribarne, L., Cabot, J., 2015. Enabling the Reuse of Stored Model Transformations Through Annotations, in: Kolovos, D., Wimmer, M. (Eds.), Theory and Practice of Model Transformations: 8th International Conference, ICMT 2015, Held as Part of STAF 2015, L’Aquila, Italy, July 20-21, 2015. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 43–58.

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 Economic Behavior and Organization.

Blog post
Carpineti, A., 2017. How Rain Helped Shaped The Surface Of Mars [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).

Reports

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, 1998. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Strong Leadership and Effective Partnerships Needed to Mitigate Risks (No. T-AIMD-98-276). 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
Maafi, N., 2017. Assessment of Volatile Metabolites for In Situ Detection of Fungal Decay of Wood (Doctoral dissertation). Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS.

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
Pennington, B., 2016. After the Heisman, a Long, Lonely Slide. New York Times B8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Miller, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Miller, 2012; O’Keefe and Chiappe, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (O’Keefe and Chiappe, 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Fleischer et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization
AbbreviationJ. Econ. Behav. Organ.
ISSN (print)0167-2681
ScopeOrganizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Economics and Econometrics

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