How to format your references using the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE). 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
Tanaka, K.L. (2005), “Geology and insolation-driven climatic history of Amazonian north polar materials on Mars,” Nature, 437(7061), 991–994.
A journal article with 2 authors
O’Toole, P.W., and I.B. Jeffery (2015), “Gut microbiota and aging,” Science (New York, N.Y.), 350(6265), 1214–1215.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wang, D., C. Song, and A.-L. Barabási (2013), “Quantifying long-term scientific impact,” Science (New York, N.Y.), 342(6154), 127–132.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Baroni, M., M.H. Thiemens, R.J. Delmas, and J. Savarino (2007), “Mass-independent sulfur isotopic compositions in stratospheric volcanic eruptions,” Science (New York, N.Y.), 315(5808), 84–87.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rowe, P. (2015), Essential Statistics for the Pharmaceutical Sciences, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Noble, J., and R. Johnson (eds.) (2009), Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming I, vol. 5770, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Ko, P.Y., and B. Adamson (2012), “Chinese Language Pedagogy and Human Dignity: The Special Rank Teacher in the Aftermath of the Cultural Revolution,” in: C.B. Leung, J. Ruan (eds.), Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Chinese Literacy in China, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 61–80.

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 Institutional and Theoretical Economics.

Blog post
Andrews, R. (2017), These TripAdvisor Reviews Of Scientific And Natural Wonders Are Unbelievably Weird,, accessed October 30, 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 (1994), “Overhead Costs: Unallowable Costs Charged by Rockwell Corporation, Rocketdyne Division,” No. NSIAD-95-41, 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
Al-Alawadhi, F. (2014), Oral History of Women Educators in Kuwait: A Comparative Model of Care Ethics Between Noddings and Al-Ghazali, Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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
Kelly, M. (1992), “Little Rock Hopes Clinton Presidency Will Put Its Dogpatch Image to Rest,” New York Times, A20.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Tanaka, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Tanaka, 2005; O’Toole and Jeffery, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (O’Toole and Jeffery, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Baroni et al., 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics
AbbreviationJ. Inst. Theor. Econ.
ISSN (print)0932-4569
ISSN (online)1614-0559
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics

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