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
Winnacker, E.-L., 2002. European science. Science 295, 446.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gamlin, P.D., Yoon, K., 2000. An area for vergence eye movement in primate frontal cortex. Nature 407, 1003–1007.
A journal article with 3 authors
Goodman, D.B., Church, G.M., Kosuri, S., 2013. Causes and effects of N-terminal codon bias in bacterial genes. Science 342, 475–479.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wu, J., Li, J., Deng, B., Jiang, H., Wang, Z., Yu, M., Li, L., Xing, C., Li, Y., 2013. Self-healing of the superhydrophobicity by ironing for the abrasion durable superhydrophobic cotton fabrics. Sci. Rep. 3, 2951.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bamfield, P., 2006. Research and Development in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG.
An edited book
El Naqa, I., Li, R., Murphy, M.J. (Eds.), 2015. Machine Learning in Radiation Oncology: Theory and Applications. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Goldbeck-Wood, S., 2007. Psychoanalysis for Emergencies: A Toolkit for Trainees, in: Cockburn, J., Pawson, M.E. (Eds.), Psychological Challenges in Obstetrics and Gynecology: The Clinical Management. Springer, London, pp. 33–42.

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., 2015. Three New Species Of “Dwarf Dragons” Discovered In South America [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, 2016. Social Security Offsets: Improvements to Program Design Could Better Assist Older Student Loan Borrowers with Obtaining Permitted Relief (No. GAO-17-45). 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
Chitrampalam, P., 2009. Biological control of lettuce drop caused by Sclerotinia spp. using Coniothyrium minitans and elucidation of biochemical interactions during mycoparasitism (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
Doran, M., 2017. A Trump Plan for the Middle East? New York Times A29.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Winnacker, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Gamlin and Yoon, 2000; Winnacker, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Gamlin and Yoon, 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Wu et al., 2013)

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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