How to format your references using the Open Economies Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Open Economies Review. 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
Møller BL (2010) Plant science. Dynamic metabolons. Science 330:1328–1329
A journal article with 2 authors
Calabrese EJ, Baldwin LA (2003) Toxicology rethinks its central belief. Nature 421:691–692
A journal article with 3 authors
Bewley GP, Lathrop DP, Sreenivasan KR (2006) Superfluid helium: visualization of quantized vortices. Nature 441:588
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Makishima M, Lu TT, Xie W, et al (2002) Vitamin D receptor as an intestinal bile acid sensor. Science 296:1313–1316

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lewis S (2016) Positive Psychology and Change. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Marques SPC (2012) Computational Viscoelasticity. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Schein M, Sajja S, Elben HU (2007) Diagnostica per immagini per lo studio dell’addome. In: Schein M, Rogers PN (eds) Chirurgia addominale d’urgenza: il buon senso di Schein: Guida pratica per sopravvivere nella trincea delle urgenze chirurgiche. Springer, Milano, pp 33–54

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 Open Economies Review.

Blog post
Davis J (2016) Could Squid And Chips Become The New National Dish Of Great Britain? In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (1972) The F-14 Aircraft. 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
Watson YM (2019) Federal Managers’ Use of Evidence (Performance Measurement Data and Evaluation Results): Are We There Yet? Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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
Koblin J (2017) Early Emmy Leads For ‘S.N.L.’ and HBO. New York Times C3

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Møller 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Calabrese and Baldwin 2003; Møller 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Calabrese and Baldwin 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Makishima et al. 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleOpen Economies Review
AbbreviationOpen Econ. Rev.
ISSN (print)0923-7992
ISSN (online)1573-708X
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics

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