How to format your references using the Journal of Housing Economics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Housing 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Kürti, L., 2015. Organic chemistry. Streamlining amine synthesis. Science 348, 863–864.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pyle, J., Harris, N., 2013. Joe Farman (1930-2013). Nature 498, 435.
A journal article with 3 authors
Foukal, P., North, G., Wigley, T., 2004. Climate. A stellar view on solar variations and climate. Science 306, 68–69.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Clancy, D.J., Gems, D., Harshman, L.G., Oldham, S., Stocker, H., Hafen, E., Leevers, S.J., Partridge, L., 2001. Extension of life-span by loss of CHICO, a Drosophila insulin receptor substrate protein. Science 292, 104–106.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gordon, M.J., Jr., 2010. Total Quality Process Control for Injection Molding. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Choudary, A.D.R., 2014. Real Analysis on Intervals. Springer India, New Delhi.
A chapter in an edited book
Lavretsky, E., Wise, K.A., 2013. Frequency Domain Analysis, in: Wise, K.A. (Ed.), Robust and Adaptive Control: With Aerospace Applications, Advanced Textbooks in Control and Signal Processing. Springer, London, pp. 97–160.

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 Housing Economics.

Blog post
Fang, J., 2015. Why More Sharks Don’t Invade Freshwater Lakes and Rivers [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1972. Whole-Body Irradiation Program at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and DOD’s Policy on the Use of Human Subjects for Medical Research (No. B-164031(2)). 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
Seyed Jalali Aghdam, S.M., 2015. Silica aerogel, an alternative to micromachined air gap for thermal insulation of microheaters (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
Koblin, J., 2017. Never Mind the Ratings. New York Times B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kürti, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Kürti, 2015; Pyle and Harris, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Pyle and Harris, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Clancy et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Housing Economics
AbbreviationJ. Hous. Econ.
ISSN (print)1051-1377
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics

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