How to format your references using the Journal of Economic Entomology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Economic Entomology. 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
Amigo, I. 2015. Science made me a better parent. Science. 350: 1286.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hartung, T., and C. Rovida. 2009. Chemical regulators have overreached. Nature. 460: 1080–1081.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ehrlich, P. R., P. M. Kareiva, and G. C. Daily. 2012. Securing natural capital and expanding equity to rescale civilization. Nature. 486: 68–73.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Aerts, C., A. Thoul, J. Daszynska, R. Scuflaire, C. Waelkens, M. A. Dupret, E. Niemczura, and A. Noels. 2003. Asteroseismology of HD 129929: core overshooting and nonrigid rotation. Science. 300: 1926–1928.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Waxman, A. B. 2017. Rogues of Wall Street. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
(On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2008: OTM 2008 Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, GADA, IS, and ODBASE 2008, Monterrey, Mexico, November 9-14, 2008, Proceedings, Part I) . 2008. On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2008: OTM 2008 Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, GADA, IS, and ODBASE 2008, Monterrey, Mexico, November 9-14, 2008, Proceedings, Part I, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Katagi, T. 2006. Behavior of Pesticides in Water-Sediment Systems, pp. 133–251. In Ware, G.W., Albert, L.A., Voogt, P. de, Gerba, C.P., Hutzinger, O., Knaak, J.B., Mayer, F.L., Morgan, D.P., Park, D.L., Tjeerdema, R.S., Whitacre, D.M., Yang, R.S.H., Gunther, F.A. (eds.), Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology: Continuation of Residue Reviews, Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Springer, New York, NY.

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 Entomology.

Blog post
Andrew, D. 2016. Radio Galaxies: The Mysterious, Secretive “Beasts” Of The Universe. IFLScience. (


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. 2012. Health Information Technology: CMS Took Steps to Improve Its Beneficiary Eligibility Verification System ( No. GAO-12-973). 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
Ward, C. S. 2012. Movin’ Around (Doctoral dissertation).

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
(nyt), S. K. 2004. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Head Of Exile Church In First Visit. New York Times. A10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Amigo 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Amigo 2015, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Hartung and Rovida 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Aerts et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Economic Entomology
AbbreviationJ. Econ. Entomol.
ISSN (print)0022-0493
ISSN (online)1938-291X
ScopeInsect Science
General Medicine

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