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
Bignami, G., 2009. Why we need space travel. Nature 460, 325.
A journal article with 2 authors
Field, J., Brace, S., 2004. Pre-social benefits of extended parental care. Nature 428, 650–652.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hayden, B.Y., Pearson, J.M., Platt, M.L., 2009. Fictive reward signals in the anterior cingulate cortex. Science 324, 948–950.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Kubatkin, S., Danilov, A., Hjort, M., Cornil, J., Brédas, J.-L., Stuhr-Hansen, N., Hedegård, P., Bjørnholm, T., 2003. Single-electron transistor of a single organic molecule with access to several redox states. Nature 425, 698–701.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Guochao, Q., Shuyu, T., Min, Z., Chun, J., 2014. The Environment and Landscape in Motorway Design. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Kim, J., Shin, H. (Eds.), 2014. Algorithm & SoC Design for Automotive Vision Systems: For Smart Safe Driving System. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Jiang, X., Zhou, Y., 2013. Additional Reading, in: Zhou, Y. (Ed.), Android Malware, SpringerBriefs in Computer Science. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 33–35.

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
Luntz, S., 2016. How Hurricanes Affect Climate Change [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, 1978. Department of Energy’s Consolidation of Information Processing Activities Needs More Attention (No. EMD-78-60). 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
Brown, M.H., 2014. An Examination of Executive Function, Stress, and Adolescent Attachment to Caregivers in a Social Neuroscience Model Using the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD) (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Kelly, T.W., 1975. Encounter: When Fantasy Becomes Fact. New York Times Travel and Resorts373.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bignami, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Bignami, 2009; Field and Brace, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Field and Brace, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Kubatkin et al., 2003)

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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