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
Okumura, M., 2015. Atmospheric chemistry. Just add water dimers. Science 347, 718–719.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yang, H.-I., Zeng, F.-G., 2013. Reduced acoustic and electric integration in concurrent-vowel recognition. Sci. Rep. 3, 1419.
A journal article with 3 authors
Runyon, J.B., Mescher, M.C., De Moraes, C.M., 2006. Volatile chemical cues guide host location and host selection by parasitic plants. Science 313, 1964–1967.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Reinhard, C.T., Raiswell, R., Scott, C., Anbar, A.D., Lyons, T.W., 2009. A late Archean sulfidic sea stimulated by early oxidative weathering of the continents. Science 326, 713–716.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Martin, J.E., 2013. Physics for Radiation Protection. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Rios, P. de M., 2014. Symbol Correspondences for Spin Systems. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Monti, J.M., Monti, D., 2008. Human Sleep, in: Verster, J.C., Pandi-Perumal, S.R., Streiner, D.L. (Eds.), Sleep and Quality of Life in Clinical Medicine. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, pp. 29–36.

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
Luntz, S., 2015. Success Against Most Common Form Of Cystic Fibrosis [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, 2014. Aviation: Impact of Fuel Price Increases on the Aviation Industry (No. GAO-14-331). 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
Walsh, M.A., 2010. Passage (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
Feeney, K., 2006. No-Frills Cuban Fare, and Cheer. New York Times NJ6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Okumura, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Okumura, 2015; Yang and Zeng, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Yang and Zeng, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Reinhard et al., 2009)

About the journal

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

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