How to format your references using the Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science. 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
Cottrell, G. W. (2006). Computer science. New life for neural networks. Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5786), 454–455.
A journal article with 2 authors
Finke, D. L., & Snyder, W. E. (2008). Niche partitioning increases resource exploitation by diverse communities. Science (New York, N.Y.), 321(5895), 1488–1490.
A journal article with 3 authors
Carlson, R. W., Boyet, M., & Horan, M. (2007). Chondrite barium, neodymium, and samarium isotopic heterogeneity and early Earth differentiation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 316(5828), 1175–1178.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Shin, C., Kim, K., Kim, J., Ko, W., Yang, Y., Lee, S., Jun, C. S., & Kim, Y. S. (2013). Fast, exact, and non-destructive diagnoses of contact failures in nano-scale semiconductor device using conductive AFM. Scientific Reports, 3, 2088.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Brown, D. J. (2005). Cinnolines and Phthalazines: Supplement II. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Lennon, T. M., & Stainton, R. J. (Eds.). (2008). The Achilles of Rationalist Psychology (Vol. 7). Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Chalopin, J., Godard, E., & Métivier, Y. (2008). Local Terminations and Distributed Computability in Anonymous Networks. In G. Taubenfeld (Ed.), Distributed Computing: 22nd International Symposium, DISC 2008, Arcachon, France, September 22-24, 2008. Proceedings (pp. 47–62). Springer.

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 Economics, Finance and Administrative Science.

Blog post
Andrew, D. (2016, August 9). Space Submarines Will Allow Us To Explore The Seas Of Icy Moons. IFLScience; 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. (1979). Federal Program To Strengthen Developing Institutions of Higher Education Lacks Direction (108907). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Nadeau, E. M. (2017). Baby Boomer Generation’s Knowledge of Alzheimer’s Disease [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
Sisario, B. (2016, September 6). Streisand’s ‘Encore’ Tops Album Chart. New York Times, C3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cottrell, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Cottrell, 2006; Finke & Snyder, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Finke & Snyder, 2008)
  • Three authors: (Carlson et al., 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Shin et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science
ISSN (print)2077-1886

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