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
Kappe CO (2010) Journal club. A chemist muses on the technique of microwaving flowing chemical reactions. Nature 464:817
A journal article with 2 authors
Canfield DE, Kump LR (2013) Geochemistry. Carbon cycle makeover. Science 339:533–534
A journal article with 3 authors
Tria F, Pompei S, Loreto V (2013) Dynamically correlated mutations drive human Influenza A evolution. Sci Rep 3:2705
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Wang C, Deng L, Hong M, et al (2001) TAK1 is a ubiquitin-dependent kinase of MKK and IKK. Nature 412:346–351

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cooke R (2007) Classical Algebra: Its Nature, Origins, and Uses. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Heggernes P (ed) (2016) Graph-Theoretic Concepts in Computer Science: 42nd International Workshop, WG 2016, Istanbul, Turkey, June 22-24, 2016, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Karwatowski M, Russek P, Wielgosz M, et al (2016) Energy Efficient Calculations of Text Similarity Measure on FPGA-Accelerated Computing Platforms. In: Wyrzykowski R, Deelman E, Dongarra J, et al. (eds) Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics: 11th International Conference, PPAM 2015, Krakow, Poland, September 6-9, 2015. Revised Selected Papers, Part I. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 31–40

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
Andrews R (2017) This Strange Scientific Model Has A Worrying Prediction About 2020. 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 (2009) International Space Station: Significant Challenges May Limit Onboard Research. 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
Hitchings JD (2008) Teachers’ perceptions of evidence-based decision making: A case study of three schools in British Columbia. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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
Barron J (2017) Nine Million Desserts, for Gabriel, Michael, Alessandra and More. New York Times A21

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kappe 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Kappe 2010; Canfield and Kump 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Canfield and Kump 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Wang et al. 2001)

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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