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
Destler, B., 2008. A new relationship. Nature 453, 853–854.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zhang, J., Zhao, Y., 2004. Formation of zirconium metallic glass. Nature 430, 332–335.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gao, G., Guo, X., Goff, S.P., 2002. Inhibition of retroviral RNA production by ZAP, a CCCH-type zinc finger protein. Science 297, 1703–1706.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ranjani, V., Janeček, S., Chai, K.P., Shahir, S., Abdul Rahman, R.N.Z.R., Chan, K.-G., Goh, K.M., 2014. Protein engineering of selected residues from conserved sequence regions of a novel Anoxybacillus α-amylase. Sci. Rep. 4, 5850.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kaszeta, D., 2012. CBRN and Hazmat Incidents at Major Public Events. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Pape, H.-C., Sanders, R., Borrelli, J., Jr. (Eds.), 2016. The Poly-Traumatized Patient with Fractures: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach, 2nd ed. 2016. ed. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Sirenko, Y.K., Ström, S., 2010. Modeling and Analysis of Transients in Periodic Structures: Fully Absorbing Boundaries for 2-D Open Problems, in: Sirenko, Yuriy K., Ström, S. (Eds.), Modern Theory of Gratings: Resonant Scattering: Analysis Techniques and Phenomena, Springer Series in Optical Sciences. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 211–333.

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
Andrew, E., 2015. Fatal Error: Why We Don’t Fully Trust Technology [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, 2008. Aviation and the Environment: NextGen and Research and Development Are Keys to Reducing Emissions and Their Impact on Health and Climate (No. GAO-08-706T). 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
Gage, J.D., 2009. An inconsistency-based approach for sensing assessment in unknown environments (Doctoral dissertation). University of South Florida, Tampa, 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
Greenhouse, L., 2007. Before the Court: Are Munis Like Milk, or Garbage? New York Times C2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Destler, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Destler, 2008; Zhang and Zhao, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Zhang and Zhao, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Ranjani 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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