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
Davis, M., 2013. Urban planning: Monumental knock-offs. Nature 494, 427–428.
A journal article with 2 authors
Turnbull, M.M., Landee, C.P., 2002. Solid state chemistry. Porous materials with a difference. Science 298, 1723–1724.
A journal article with 3 authors
Narayan, V., Ramaswamy, S., Menon, N., 2007. Long-lived giant number fluctuations in a swarming granular nematic. Science 317, 105–108.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Potts, R., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Faith, J.T., Tryon, C.A., Brooks, A.S., Yellen, J.E., Deino, A.L., Kinyanjui, R., Clark, J.B., Haradon, C.M., Levin, N.E., Meijer, H.J.M., Veatch, E.G., Owen, R.B., Renaut, R.W., 2018. Environmental dynamics during the onset of the Middle Stone Age in eastern Africa. Science 360, 86–90.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bobrow, J., Fisher, S., Mondragon-Gilmore, J., Casson, A., Orton, P.Z., Nathan, H.D., Jones, J., Hays, J., Kohn, E., Christinson, J., Sekeres, K., Swovelin, B., Di Pietro, R., Crowder, G., Spence, M., Gilmore, P., 2009. CliffsNotes® CSET®. Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Clark, R., Livingstone, D.W., Smaller, H. (Eds.), 2012. Teacher Learning and Power in the Knowledge Society, The Knowledge Economy and Education. SensePublishers, Rotterdam.
A chapter in an edited book
Horspool, R.N., Tillmann, N., 2013. The Web, in: Tillmann, N. (Ed.), TouchDevelop: Programming on the Go. Apress, Berkeley, CA, pp. 53–69.

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. The War On Feral Cats Will Need Many Different Weapons [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, 1996. Space Shuttle: Need to Sustain Launch Risk Assessment Process Improvements (No. NSIAD-96-73). 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
Mizokami, S.K., 2015. Fall risk factors among cane and walker users and non-users (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
Verini, J., 2016. ‘They Will Have to Die Now.’ New York Times MM48.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Davis, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Davis, 2013; Turnbull and Landee, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Turnbull and Landee, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Potts et al., 2018)

About the journal

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

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