How to format your references using the Journal of Evolutionary Economics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Evolutionary Economics. 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
Kasting JF (2001) Earth history. The rise of atmospheric oxygen. Science 293:819–820
A journal article with 2 authors
Kazmierczak J, Kremer B (2002) Palaeontology: thermal alteration of the Earth’s oldest fossils. Nature 420:477–478
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhang X, Zhu Y, Granick S (2002) Hydrophobicity at a Janus interface. Science 295:663–666
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Braun H, Christl M, Rahmstorf S, et al (2005) Possible solar origin of the 1,470-year glacial climate cycle demonstrated in a coupled model. Nature 438:208–211

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Richards T (2014) Investing Psychology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Hoque N, Swanson DA (eds) (2012) Opportunities and Challenges for Applied Demography in the 21st Century. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Moore P, Evans C, Pham HV (2013) Towards Integrating Emotion into Intelligent Context. In: Haller A, Huang G, Huang Z, et al. (eds) Web Information Systems Engineering – WISE 2011 and 2012 Workshops: Combined WISE 2011 and WISE 2012 Workshops, Sydney Australia, October 12-14, 2011 and Paphos, Cyprus, November 28-30, 2012, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 27–40

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 Evolutionary Economics.

Blog post
Andrew E (2014) When Exploding Whales Goes Horribly Wrong. 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 (2005) Air Traffic Operations: The Federal Aviation Administration Needs to Address Major Air Traffic Operating Cost Control Changes. 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
Green JT (2010) The relationship between technology support and extent of technology integration into college-level foreign language curricula. Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida

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
Billard M (2010) A Shoe With Meow. New York Times E5

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kasting 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Kasting 2001; Kazmierczak and Kremer 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Kazmierczak and Kremer 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Braun et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Evolutionary Economics
AbbreviationJ. Evol. Econ.
ISSN (print)0936-9937
ISSN (online)1432-1386
ScopeGeneral Business, Management and Accounting
Economics and Econometrics

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