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
Eddy, S.R., 2006. Genetics. Total information awareness for worm genetics. Science 311, 1381–1382.
A journal article with 2 authors
Skovran, E., Martinez-Gomez, N.C., 2015. Microbiology. Just add lanthanides. Science 348, 862–863.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kane Dickson, V., Pedi, L., Long, S.B., 2014. Structure and insights into the function of a Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) channel. Nature 516, 213–218.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Chen, L., Chetkovich, D.M., Petralia, R.S., Sweeney, N.T., Kawasaki, Y., Wenthold, R.J., Bredt, D.S., Nicoll, R.A., 2000. Stargazin regulates synaptic targeting of AMPA receptors by two distinct mechanisms. Nature 408, 936–943.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Barbaroux, P., Attour, A., Schenk, E., 2016. Knowledge Management and Innovation. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Visconti, I., Prisco, R.D. (Eds.), 2012. Security and Cryptography for Networks: 8th International Conference, SCN 2012, Amalfi, Italy, September 5-7, 2012. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Ganov, S., Killmar, C., Khurshid, S., Perry, D.E., 2009. Event Listener Analysis and Symbolic Execution for Testing GUI Applications, in: Breitman, K., Cavalcanti, A. (Eds.), Formal Methods and Software Engineering: 11th International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods ICFEM 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 9-12, 2009. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 69–87.

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., 2014. After 8 Years In Orbit, The Venus Express Is Headed Towards A Fiery Death [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, 2000. Federal Rulemaking: Agencies’ Use of Information Technology to Facilitate Public Participation (No. GGD-00-135R). 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
DeRose, C.T., 2009. Electro-optic polymers: Materials and devices (Doctoral dissertation). University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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
Wagner, J., 2016. Cespedes Powers the Mets Again. New York Times D3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Eddy, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Eddy, 2006; Skovran and Martinez-Gomez, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Skovran and Martinez-Gomez, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Chen et al., 2000)

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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