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
Ma E (2004) Materials science. Watching the nanograins roll. Science 305:623–624
A journal article with 2 authors
Moore JN, Simmons SF (2013) Geophysics. More power from below. Science 340:933–934
A journal article with 3 authors
Vreeland RH, Rosenzweig WD, Powers DW (2000) Isolation of a 250 million-year-old halotolerant bacterium from a primary salt crystal. Nature 407:897–900
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Hänsel W, Hommelhoff P, Hänsch TW, Reichel J (2001) Bose-Einstein condensation on a microelectronic chip. Nature 413:498–501

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Shahidi A (2014) Balanced Asset Allocation. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Bahn KD (ed) (2015) Proceedings of the 1988 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Li J, Chen J, Wang S (2011) Dynamic Inventory Management with Cash Flow Constraints. In: Chen J, Wang S (eds) Risk Management of Supply and Cash Flows in Supply Chains. Springer, New York, NY, pp 105–125

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
Carpineti A (2016) An Unseen Asteroid Passed Very Close To Earth Last Sunday. 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 (1996) Private Management of Public Schools: Early Experiences in Four School Districts. 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
Solari S (2009) A unified anatomical theory and computational model of cognitive information processing in the mammalian brain and the introduction of DNA reco codes. Doctoral dissertation, University of California San Diego

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
Koblin J (2017) Schwarzenegger Won’t Return to ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ New York Times B2

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ma 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Ma 2004; Moore and Simmons 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Moore and Simmons 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Hänsel et al. 2001)

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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