How to format your references using the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE). 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
Amaravadi, Ravi K. 2011. Cancer. Autophagy in tumor immunity. Science (New York, N.Y.) 334 (6062): 1501–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Marsan, David, and Olivier Lengliné. 2008. Extending earthquakes’ reach through cascading. Science (New York, N.Y.) 319 (5866): 1076–79.
A journal article with 3 authors
Costello, Mark J, Robert M May, and Nigel E Stork. 2013. Can we name Earth’s species before they go extinct? Science (New York, N.Y.) 339 (6118): 413–16.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Anderson, Michael C, Kevin N Ochsner, Brice Kuhl, Jeffrey Cooper, Elaine Robertson, Susan W Gabrieli, Gary H Glover, and John DE Gabrieli. 2004. Neural systems underlying the suppression of unwanted memories. Science (New York, N.Y.) 303 (5655): 232–35.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Simon, Laurent, and Juan Ospina. 2015. Closed-Form Solutions for Drug Transport through Controlled-Release Devices in Two and Three Dimensions. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Bannon, Liam J., Ina Wagner, Carl Gutwin, Richard H. R. Harper, and Kjeld Schmidt (editors). 2007. ECSCW 2007: Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Limerick, Ireland, 24-28 September 2007. London: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Miyamoto, Hironobu, Manabu Arai, Hiroshi Kawarada, Naoharu Fujimori, Sadafumi Yoshida, Takashi Shinohe, Akio Hiraki, Hirohisa Hiraki, Hideomi Koinuma, and Masao Katayama. 2007. Electronic Devices. In Wide Bandgap Semiconductors: Fundamental Properties and Modern Photonic and Electronic Devices, ed. Kiyoshi Takahashi, Akihiko Yoshikawa, and Adarsh Sandhu, 231–80. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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 the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

Blog post
Hale, Tom. 2016. Richard Branson’s New Plane Will Fly You From The US To Europe In 3 Hours. IFLScience. IFLScience.


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. 2007. Joint Planning and Development Office: Progress and Key Issues in Planning the Transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System. 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
Morris, Lauren. 2010. Evolving the leadership model of the American theatre to forge a fiscally and artistically secure future. Unpublished Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Robertson, Campbell. 2017. No Stranger to Flooding, One Town Suffers Again. New York Times, September 6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Amaravadi 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Amaravadi 2011; Marsan and Lengliné 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Marsan and Lengliné 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Anderson et al. 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
ISSN (print)2333-5955
ISSN (online)2333-5963

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