How to format your references using the NETNOMICS: Economic Research and Electronic Networking citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for NETNOMICS: Economic Research and Electronic Networking. 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
Sohn, E. (2015). Screening: Diagnostic dilemma. Nature, 528(7582), S120-2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sykes, M., & Nikolic, B. (2005). Treatment of severe autoimmune disease by stem-cell transplantation. Nature, 435(7042), 620–627.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cheng, N., Tsunenari, T., & Yau, K.-W. (2009). Intrinsic light response of retinal horizontal cells of teleosts. Nature, 460(7257), 899–903.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
de Vries, W., Solberg, S., Dobbertin, M., Sterba, H., Laubhahn, D., Reinds, G. J., … Sutton, M. A. (2008). Ecologically implausible carbon response? Nature, 451(7180), E1-3; discussion E3-4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ambaum, M. H. P. (2010). Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Sadewasser, S., & Glatzel, T. (Eds.). (2012). Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy: Measuring and Compensating Electrostatic Forces (Vol. 48). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Qureshi, A. H. (2013). Distinguished Essay: Reflections on the Global Trading Order Twenty Years After Marrakesh: A Development Perspective. In C. Herrmann, M. Krajewski, & J. P. Terhechte (Eds.), European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2014 (pp. 93–114). 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 NETNOMICS: Economic Research and Electronic Networking.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014, April 7). New Species of Frog Discovered. IFLScience. IFLScience. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1995). Job Corps Program (No. HEHS-96-61R). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Lewis, S. S. (2006). Identification of Stress-Responsive Genes in the Early Larval Stage of the Fathead Minnow Pimephales promelas (Doctoral dissertation). University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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
Shultz, G. P. (2015, December 8). O’Reilly, Wrong on Reagan. New York Times, p. A31.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleNETNOMICS: Economic Research and Electronic Networking
ISSN (print)1385-9587
ISSN (online)1573-7071
ScopeComputer Networks and Communications
Information Systems
Economics and Econometrics

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