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
Kerridge, JF. 2001. Isotopic variability of nitrogen in lunar regolith. Science (New York, N.Y.) 293 (5537): 1947.
A journal article with 2 authors
Soubeyrand, Benoit, and Stanley A Plotkin. 2002. Microbial evolution: antitoxin vaccines and pathogen virulence. Nature 417 (6889): 609–10; discussion 610.
A journal article with 3 authors
Liu, Mingzhen, Michael B Johnston, and Henry J Snaith. 2013. Efficient planar heterojunction perovskite solar cells by vapour deposition. Nature 501 (7467): 395–98.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Henshilwood, Christopher, Francesco d’Errico, Marian Vanhaeren, Karen van Niekerk, and Zenobia Jacobs. 2004. Middle Stone Age shell beads from South Africa. Science (New York, N.Y.) 304 (5669): 404.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mysak, Joe. 2011. Encyclopedia of Municipal Bonds. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
de Franchis, Roberto, and Alessandra Dell’Era (editors). 2014. Variceal Hemorrhage. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Zhou, Yajin, Kapil Singh, and Xuxian Jiang. 2014. Owner-Centric Protection of Unstructured Data on Smartphones. In Trust and Trustworthy Computing: 7th International Conference, TRUST 2014, Heraklion, Crete, June 30 – July 2, 2014. Proceedings, ed. Thorsten Holz and Sotiris Ioannidis, 55–73. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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
Davis, Josh. 2017. Researchers Develop Antibiotic Spider Silk That Could Be Used To Treat Wounds. 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. 2006. Internet Infrastructure: Challenges in Developing a Public/Private Recovery Plan. 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
Flores, Monica Y. 2010. Delinquency prevention program for Latino youth: A grant proposal project. 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
Hodara, Susan. 2015. Joyful Puzzles of Home and Transition. New York Times, May 3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kerridge 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Kerridge 2001; Soubeyrand and Plotkin 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Soubeyrand and Plotkin 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Henshilwood 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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