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
Nichols, C.G., 2006. KATP channels as molecular sensors of cellular metabolism. Nature 440, 470–476.
A journal article with 2 authors
Glimcher, P.W., Rustichini, A., 2004. Neuroeconomics: the consilience of brain and decision. Science 306, 447–452.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rubenstein, M., Cornejo, A., Nagpal, R., 2014. Robotics. Programmable self-assembly in a thousand-robot swarm. Science 345, 795–799.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Prystowsky, M., Feeney, K., Kawachi, N., Montagna, C., Willmott, M., Wasson, C., Antkowiak, M., Loudig, O., Parish, J., 2013. Inhibition of Plk1 and Cyclin B1 expression results in panobinostat-induced G₂ delay and mitotic defects. Sci. Rep. 3, 2640.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Schulze, V., 2005. Modern Mechanical Surface Treatment. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG.
An edited book
Nihoyannopoulos, P., Kisslo, J. (Eds.), 2009. Echocardiography. Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Everett, L.L., Fuzaylov, G., 2008. Pediatric clinical challenges, in: Twersky, R.S., Philip, B.K. (Eds.), Handbook of Ambulatory Anesthesia. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 96–114.

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
Hale, T., 2017. “Cassie’’ Is Set To Revolutionize The Way Robots Walk” [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, 1999. National Airspace System: Observations on American Airlines’ 1997 Study of Future Air Traffic Congestion (No. RCED-99-66R). 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
Rodriguez, D., 2017. Numerical Simulation of a Flowfield Around a Hypersonic Missile with Lateral Jets (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
Gordon, M.R., 2017. U.S. Plan for Afghanistan May Help, but Few Expect ‘Outright Victory.’ New York Times A11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Nichols, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Glimcher and Rustichini, 2004; Nichols, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Glimcher and Rustichini, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Prystowsky et al., 2013)

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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