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
Blow N (2007) Antibodies: antibodies in the fast lane. Nature 447:743
A journal article with 2 authors
Roberts RG, Sutikna T (2013) Michael John Morwood (1950-2013). Nature 500:401
A journal article with 3 authors
Fiorillo CD, Tobler PN, Schultz W (2003) Discrete coding of reward probability and uncertainty by dopamine neurons. Science 299:1898–1902
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Chin JK, Miller DE, Liu Y, et al (2006) Evidence for superfluidity of ultracold fermions in an optical lattice. Nature 443:961–964

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Glisic SG (2011) Advanced Wireless Communications & Internet. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Rehm G, Uszkoreit H (eds) (2012) The Slovak Language in the Digital Age. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Bakhtadze NN, Lototsky VA (2016) Knowledge-Based Models of Nonlinear Systems Based on Inductive Learning. In: Różewski P, Novikov D, Bakhtadze N, Zaikin O (eds) New Frontiers in Information and Production Systems Modelling and Analysis: Incentive Mechanisms, Competence Management, Knowledge-based Production. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 85–104

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 D (2016) A Tiny Version Of Hell On Earth Exists In Cleveland, Ohio. 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 (1974) Inquiry About the Research Grant To Develop a Portable Computer To Record Traffic Information for Verifying the Accuracy of Charges for Telecommunications Service. 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
Torres N (2012) Do family nurse practitioner students understand the physiological changes associated with andropause in men over forty? 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
Kishkovsky S (2000) Woodstock on the Volga: Protest Ages Into Singalong. New York Times E2

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Blow 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Blow 2007; Roberts and Sutikna 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Roberts and Sutikna 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Chin et al. 2006)

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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