How to format your references using the Journal of International Economic Law citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of International Economic Law. 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
Hartwig, John F, ‘Carbon-heteroatom bond formation catalysed by organometallic complexes’, 7211 Nature 455 (2008), at 314.
A journal article with 2 authors
Moerchen, Margaret and Coontz, Robert, ‘General relativity. Einstein’s vision. Introduction’, 6226 Science 347 (2015), at 1082.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mastrobuono-Battisti, Alessandra, Perets, Hagai B, and Raymond, Sean N, ‘A primordial origin for the compositional similarity between the Earth and the Moon’, 7546 Nature 520 (2015), at 212.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Curie, C et al, ‘Maize yellow stripe1 encodes a membrane protein directly involved in Fe(III) uptake’, 6818 Nature 409 (2001), at 346.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Nordenström, Jörgen, The Hunt for the Parathyroids (Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, 2012).
An edited book
Jensen, Kurt, Aalst, Wil M P van der, and Billington, Jonathan, Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency I (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2008).
A chapter in an edited book
Bal, Charles and Fleck, Nathalie, ‘Connected Stadium: A Pillar for Football Clubs’ Marketing Development?’, in Carolin Plewa and Jodie Conduit (eds), Making a Difference Through Marketing: A Quest for Diverse Perspectives (Singapore: Springer, 2016) 43–58.

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 International Economic Law.

Blog post
Hale, Tom, ‘Biologists Say They Found The First Great White Shark Nursery In Long Island’ (29 August 2016), IFLScience https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/biologists-say-they-found-the-first-great-white-shark-nursery-in-long-island/ (visited 30 October 2018).

Reports

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, The National School Lunch Program, 103965 (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977).

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Elizalde, Karina, ‘Relationship between Latino adolescents and their mental health well-being: A quantitative study’ (Doctoral dissertation available at California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 2014).

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
Brantley, Ben, ‘Still Stretching Toward Heaven’, New York Times, 5 May 2017, C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference John F Hartwig, ‘Carbon-heteroatom bond formation catalysed by organometallic complexes’, 7211 Nature 455 (2008), at 314 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature07369..
This sentence cites two references John F Hartwig, ‘Carbon-heteroatom bond formation catalysed by organometallic complexes’, 7211 Nature 455 (2008), at 314 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature07369; Margaret Moerchen and Robert Coontz, ‘General relativity. Einstein’s vision. Introduction’, 6226 Science 347 (2015), at 1082..

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

  • Two authors:
  • Three authors:
  • 4 or more authors: C Curie et al, ‘Maize yellow stripe1 encodes a membrane protein directly involved in Fe(III) uptake’, 6818 Nature 409 (2001), at 346 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/35053080.

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of International Economic Law
AbbreviationJ. Int. Econ. Law
ISSN (print)1369-3034
ScopeEconomics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
Law

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