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
Walsh, C., 2001. correction: Enabling the chemistry of life. Nature 411, 824.
A journal article with 2 authors
Maniatis, T., Tasic, B., 2002. Alternative pre-mRNA splicing and proteome expansion in metazoans. Nature 418, 236–243.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cheng, N., Tsunenari, T., Yau, K.-W., 2009. Intrinsic light response of retinal horizontal cells of teleosts. Nature 460, 899–903.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Muijres, F.T., Johansson, L.C., Barfield, R., Wolf, M., Spedding, G.R., Hedenström, A., 2008. Leading-edge vortex improves lift in slow-flying bats. Science 319, 1250–1253.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Biswas, S., Ray, P., Chakrabarti, B.K., 2015. Statistical Physics of Fracture, Breakdown, and Earthquake. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Baldoni, M., Baresi, L., Dastani, M. (Eds.), 2015. Engineering Multi-Agent Systems: Third International Workshop, EMAS 2015, Istanbul, Turkey, May 5, 2015, Revised, Selected, and Invited Papers, 1st ed. 2015. ed, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Swinburn, B.A., 2014. Why Are Governments Abdicating from Dealing with the Obesity Crisis?, in: Haslam, D.W., Sharma, A.M., le Roux, C.W. (Eds.), Controversies in Obesity. Springer, London, pp. 23–29.

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
Andrew, E., 2015. Seven Teeny Tiny Species Of Frog Discovered In Brazil [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, 1983. Cost Recovery Practices Inconsistent With Government Policy (No. GGD-83-61). 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
Bracht, K.D., 2010. Causes of nonattendance and its effect on student achievement at the high school level (Doctoral dissertation). Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO.

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
Sugin, L., 2013. The Furtive Tax. New York Times SR7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Walsh, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Maniatis and Tasic, 2002; Walsh, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Maniatis and Tasic, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Muijres et al., 2008)

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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