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
Korte M (2009) Neuroscience. Bridging the gap and staying local. Science 324:1527–1528
A journal article with 2 authors
Karbaschi M, Cooke MS (2014) Novel method for the high-throughput processing of slides for the comet assay. Sci Rep 4:7200
A journal article with 3 authors
Oh JS, Susor A, Conti M (2011) Protein tyrosine kinase Wee1B is essential for metaphase II exit in mouse oocytes. Science 332:462–465
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Hurtado A, Holmes KA, Geistlinger TR, et al (2008) Regulation of ERBB2 by oestrogen receptor-PAX2 determines response to tamoxifen. Nature 456:663–666

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Subramanian MN (2017) Polymer Blends and Composites. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Komninos N (ed) (2010) Sensor Applications, Experimentation, and Logistics: First International Conference, SENSAPPEAL 2009, Athens, Greece, September 25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Baba S, Owada M, Grew ES, Shiraishi K (2006) Sapphirine — Orthopyroxene — Garnet Granulite from Schirmacher Hills, Central Dronning Maud Land. In: Fütterer DK, Damaske D, Kleinschmidt G, et al. (eds) Antarctica: Contributions to Global Earth Sciences. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 37–44

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
Hale T (2016) Eight Signs That You’re Smarter Than Average. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (1980) Update on Federal Matching and Maintenance of Effort Requirements for California. 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
Crane CC (2017) A Qualitative Study on the Preferred Working Environment of Southern California Secondary Teachers with Experience in Both a District Traditional School and a District Charter School. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University

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
Brantley B (2016) Returning Home, and All’s Not Well. New York Times C1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Korte 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Korte 2009; Karbaschi and Cooke 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Karbaschi and Cooke 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Hurtado et al. 2008)

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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