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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Mathematical 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
DeWeerdt, S., 2011. Animal models: Towards a myeloma mouse. Nature 480, S38-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Luzzatto, L., Notaro, R., 2001. Malaria. Protecting against bad air. Science 293, 442–443.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kim, S., Ubel, P., De Vries, R., 2009. Pruning the regulatory tree. Nature 457, 534–535.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Fries, P., Reynolds, J.H., Rorie, A.E., Desimone, R., 2001. Modulation of oscillatory neuronal synchronization by selective visual attention. Science 291, 1560–1563.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tavakoli, J.M., 2008. Structured Finance and Collateralized Debt Obligations. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Poston, D.L., Jr., Yang, W.S., Farris, D.N. (Eds.), 2014. The Family and Social Change in Chinese Societies, The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Hayakawa, R., Kato, Y., Sugiura, M., Sugiura, K., Hashimoto, R., 2006. Friction Melanosis, in: Chew, A.-L., Maibach, H.I. (Eds.), Irritant Dermatitis. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 31–35.

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 Mathematical Economics.

Blog post
Luntz, S., 2014. A Girl Left Her Contacts In For 6 Months And Amoebas Ate Her Eyeballs [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, 2015. Older Adults: Federal Strategy Needed to Help Ensure Efficient and Effective Delivery of Home and Community-Based Services and Supports (No. GAO-15-190). 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
Gullett, D.L., 2017. Lived Experience of Suffering through the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti (Doctoral dissertation). Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

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
Eldred, S.M., Eligon, J., 2016. Doctor Saw Prince a Day Before His Death. New York Times A10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wald, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Bard, 2001; Triendl, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Luzzatto and Notaro, 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Honda et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Mathematical Economics
AbbreviationJ. Math. Econ.
ISSN (print)0304-4068
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics
Applied Mathematics

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