How to format your references using the Resource and Energy Economics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Resource and Energy 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
Carmeliet, P., 2005. Angiogenesis in life, disease and medicine. Nature 438, 932–936.
A journal article with 2 authors
Collen, B., Nicholson, E., 2014. Conservation. Taking the measure of change. Science 346, 166–167.
A journal article with 3 authors
Choi, W.-Y., Giraldez, A.J., Schier, A.F., 2007. Target protectors reveal dampening and balancing of Nodal agonist and antagonist by miR-430. Science 318, 271–274.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Möller, P., Madland, D.G., Sierk, A.J., Iwamoto, A., 2001. Nuclear fission modes and fragment mass asymmetries in a five-dimensional deformation space. Nature 409, 785–790.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stewart, R., 2012. Plautus and Roman Slavery. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Martella, C., 2015. Practical Graph Analytics with Apache Giraph. Apress, Berkeley, CA.
A chapter in an edited book
Salyards, K.A., Firman, R.J., 2011. Experimental Investigation of Dynamic Load Estimation Using Small-Scale Testing, in: Proulx, T. (Ed.), Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 4: Proceedings of the 28th IMAC, A Conference on Structural Dynamics, 2010, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 25–32.

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 Resource and Energy Economics.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2015. Mediterranean Diet Linked With A Lower Risk Of Breast Cancer [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, 2001. Aviation Competition: Restricting Airline Ticketing Rules Unlikely to Help Consumers (No. GAO-01-831). 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
Canetta, S.E., 2010. Type III Neuregulin1 Signaling in Peripheral Sensory Neurons Affects Thermal Pain Sensation and Hyperalgesia (Doctoral dissertation). Columbia University, New York, NY.

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
Greenhouse, L., 2007. Oral Dissents Give Ginsburg A New Voice. New York Times A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Carmeliet, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Carmeliet, 2005; Collen and Nicholson, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Collen and Nicholson, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Möller et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleResource and Energy Economics
AbbreviationRes. Energy Econ.
ISSN (print)0928-7655
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics

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