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
Atran S (2003) Genesis of suicide terrorism. Science 299:1534–1539
A journal article with 2 authors
Grewal SIS, Moazed D (2003) Heterochromatin and epigenetic control of gene expression. Science 301:798–802
A journal article with 3 authors
Mongillo G, Barak O, Tsodyks M (2008) Synaptic theory of working memory. Science 319:1543–1546
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Zhong J, Liu W, Kong L, Morais PC (2014) A new approach for highly accurate, remote temperature probing using magnetic nanoparticles. Sci Rep 4:6338

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Boillot M (2014) Advanced Smart Grids for Distribution System Operators: Volume 1. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Sickles RC, Horrace WC (eds) (2014) Festschrift in Honor of Peter Schmidt: Econometric Methods and Applications. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
White PJ, Lomotan E (2016) Evidence Based Health Care. In: Finnell JT, Dixon BE (eds) Clinical Informatics Study Guide: Text and Review. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 101–109

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
O`Callaghan J (2017) Tornado-Like Winds May Have Scoured The Surface Of Mars. 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 (1991) Space Shuttle: NASA Should Implement Independent Oversight of Software Development. 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
Shroff N (2012) Efficient sensing, summarization and classification of videos. 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
Saslow L (2007) After the Storm, a Sigh of Relief. New York Times LI2

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Atran 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Atran 2003; Grewal and Moazed 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Grewal and Moazed 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhong 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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