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
Binney JJ (2006) Astronomy. Triangulating the galaxy. Science 311:44–45
A journal article with 2 authors
Lupulescu AI, Rimer JD (2014) In situ imaging of silicalite-1 surface growth reveals the mechanism of crystallization. Science 344:729–732
A journal article with 3 authors
Schaller T, Goujon C, Malim MH (2012) AIDS/HIV. HIV interplay with SAMHD1. Science 335:1313–1314
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Honjoh S, Yamamoto T, Uno M, Nishida E (2009) Signalling through RHEB-1 mediates intermittent fasting-induced longevity in C. elegans. Nature 457:726–730

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Svrcek WY, Mahoney DP, Young BR (2007) A Real-Time Approach to Process Control. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Watson A, Winbourne P (eds) (2008) New Directions for Situated Cognition in Mathematics Education. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
Zhou L, Wang W (2016) Influence of the Initial Solidification Controlling on the Energy Saving during Continuous Casting. In: Jha A, Wang C, Neelameggham NR, et al. (eds) Energy Technology 2015: Carbon Dioxide Management and Other Technologies. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 39–45

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
Hamilton K (2016) Digging For Cosmic Gold: The Hunt For Dark Matter At The Bottom Of A Gold Mine. 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 (1995) Adult Education: Measuring Program Results Has Been Challenging. 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
Olanisa EL (2012) Mental health issues and use of health care services among older immigrant women in California. 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
Saslow L (2008) College Where $5 Million Makes a Difference. New York Times LI2

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Binney 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Binney 2006; Lupulescu and Rimer 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Lupulescu and Rimer 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Honjoh et al. 2009)

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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