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
Walker P (2000) Nuclear physics. Doubly magic nickel. Nature 404:447, 449
A journal article with 2 authors
Dennis C, Surridge C (2000) Arabidopsis thaliana genome. Introduction. Nature 408:791
A journal article with 3 authors
Coppedè N, Villani M, Gentile F (2014) Diffusion driven selectivity in organic electrochemical transistors. Sci Rep 4:4297
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Tanaka S, Umemori T, Hirai K, et al (2007) CDK-dependent phosphorylation of Sld2 and Sld3 initiates DNA replication in budding yeast. Nature 445:328–332

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Guinot V (2010) Wave Propagation in Fluids. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Ahuja RK, Möhring RH, Zaroliagis CD (eds) (2009) Robust and Online Large-Scale Optimization: Models and Techniques for Transportation Systems. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Roberts{roJoint Chairman} TA, Cordier J-L, Gram L, et al (2005) Feeds and pet foods. In: roJoint Chairman, Cordier J-L, Gram L, et al. (eds) Micro-Organisms in Foods 6: Microbial Ecology of Food Commodities. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp 250–276

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
Davis J (2015) New Blood Test Could Predict Ovarian Cancer Risk. 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 (1990) Telecommunications: Follow-Up National Survey of Cable Television Rates and Services. 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
Reyes-Rodriguez GJ (2013) Nucleophilic additions to a para-benzyne derived from an enediyne: Exploring the non-radical reactivity of a diradical. Doctoral dissertation, University of California San Diego

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
Anderson J (2017) A First-Timer, but No Rookie. New York Times C4

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Walker 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Walker 2000; Dennis and Surridge 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Dennis and Surridge 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Tanaka et al. 2007)

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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