How to format your references using the Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Somorjai GA (2004) On the move. Nature 430:730
A journal article with 2 authors
Watson R, Pauly D (2001) Systematic distortions in world fisheries catch trends. Nature 414:534–536
A journal article with 3 authors
Truog RD, Kesselheim AS, Joffe S (2012) Research ethics. Paying patients for their tissue: the legacy of Henrietta Lacks. Science 337:37–38
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Suh E-K, Yang A, Kettenbach A, et al (2006) p63 protects the female germ line during meiotic arrest. Nature 444:624–628

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Peterson RL (2016) Trading on Sentiment. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Baan WA, Hagiwara Y, Langevelde HJ van (eds) (2005) Dense Molecular Gas Around Protostars and in Galactic Nuclei: European Workshop on Astronomical Molecules 2004. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Berry GJ (2016) Lung Transplantation. In: Michel RP, Berry GJ (eds) Pathology of Transplantation: A Practical Diagnostic Approach. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 121–172

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 Interaction and Coordination.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) The Cutting-Edge Science Taking On Some Of The World’s Most Notorious Parasitic Plants. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (1992) Mass Transit: Effects of Tax Changes on Commuter Behavior. 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
Leal LS (2016) Pair correlations in clean magnetic Josephson junctions. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Schwirtz M, Winerip M, Gebeloff R (2016) The Scourge of Racial Bias in New York State’s Prisons. New York Times A1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Somorjai 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Watson and Pauly 2001; Somorjai 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Watson and Pauly 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Suh et al. 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Economic Interaction and Coordination
AbbreviationJ. Econ. Interact. Coord.
ISSN (print)1860-711X
ISSN (online)1860-7128
ScopeBusiness and International Management
Economics and Econometrics

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