How to format your references using the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. 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
Sincell, M., 2000. NanoManipulator Lets Chemists Go Mano a Mano With Molecules. Science 290, 1530.
A journal article with 2 authors
Znamenskiy, P., Zador, A.M., 2013. Corticostriatal neurons in auditory cortex drive decisions during auditory discrimination. Nature 497, 482–485.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yan, Z., Cai, M., Shen, P.K., 2013. Nanosized tungsten carbide synthesized by a novel route at low temperature for high performance electrocatalysis. Sci. Rep. 3, 1646.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hashimoto, M., Nara, T., Hirawake, H., Morales, J., Enomoto, M., Mikoshiba, K., 2014. Antisense oligonucleotides targeting parasite inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor inhibits mammalian host cell invasion by Trypanosoma cruzi. Sci. Rep. 4, 4231.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Crook, T., Kemp, P.A., 2010. Transforming Private Landlords. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Bleckmann, H., Mogdans, J., Coombs, S.L. (Eds.), 2014. Flow Sensing in Air and Water: Behavioral, Neural and Engineering Principles of Operation. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Gimeno Gasca, C., Celma Pueyo, S., Aldea Chagoyen, C., 2015. Receiver Front-End for 1.25-Gb/s SI-POF, in: Celma Pueyo, S., Aldea Chagoyen, C. (Eds.), CMOS Continuous-Time Adaptive Equalizers for High-Speed Serial Links, Analog Circuits and Signal Processing. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 107–134.

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 Dynamics and Control.

Blog post
Andrews, R., 2016. First Baby In Europe With Zika-Related Microcephaly Born In Spain [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1989. ICBM Modernization: Availability Problems and Flight Test Delays in Peacekeeper Program (No. NSIAD-89-105). 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
Almasaari, A.H., 2017. Arab American women’s identity crises in Mohja Kahf’s “The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf” and Laila Halaby’s “West of the Jordan” (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Hodara, S., 2015. Depicting Envy, ‘the Most Corrosive of the Sins.’ New York Times WE8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sincell, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Sincell, 2000; Znamenskiy and Zador, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Znamenskiy and Zador, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Hashimoto et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Economic Dynamics and Control
AbbreviationJ. Econ. Dyn. Control
ISSN (print)0165-1889
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics
Applied Mathematics
Control and Optimization

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