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
Pudritz RE (2002) Clustered star formation and the origin of stellar masses. Science 295:68–76
A journal article with 2 authors
Ahmed WW, Saif TA (2014) Active transport of vesicles in neurons is modulated by mechanical tension. Sci Rep 4:4481
A journal article with 3 authors
Bishop JR, Schuksz M, Esko JD (2007) Heparan sulphate proteoglycans fine-tune mammalian physiology. Nature 446:1030–1037
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Hiyoshi H, Goto N, Tsuchiya M, et al (2014) 2-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-benzothiazole suppresses tumor progression and metastatic potential of breast cancer cells by inducing ubiquitin ligase CHIP. Sci Rep 4:7095

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Paladino B (2013) Corporate Performance Management Best Practices. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Kordy B, Ekstedt M, Kim DS (eds) (2016) Graphical Models for Security: Third International Workshop, GraMSec 2016, Lisbon, Portugal, June 27, 2016, Revised Selected Papers. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Rieken B, Gelo OCG (2015) The Philosophy of Psychotherapy Science: Mainstream and Alternative Views. In: Gelo OCG, Pritz A, Rieken B (eds) Psychotherapy Research: Foundations, Process, and Outcome. Springer, Vienna, pp 67–92

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) Genet Rides Piggyback on Rhinos and Buffaloes. 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) 21st Century Challenges: Reexamining the Base of the Federal Government. 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
Pena AM (2012) Perceptions of Spanish/English bilingual school psychologists regarding competency in assessment and future training needs. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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
Frenkel S, Scott M, Mozur P (2017) Mystery of Motive for a Ransomware Attack: Money, Mayhem or a Message? New York Times A7

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Pudritz 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Pudritz 2002; Ahmed and Saif 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Ahmed and Saif 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Hiyoshi et al. 2014)

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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