How to format your references using the Review of Economic Design citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Review of Economic Design. 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
Buckingham S (2004) Exploring the public domain. Nature 428:774
A journal article with 2 authors
Gunnarsson O, Han JE (2000) The mean free path for electron conduction in metallic fullerenes. Nature 405:1027–1030
A journal article with 3 authors
Fuller PM, Lu J, Saper CB (2008) Differential rescue of light- and food-entrainable circadian rhythms. Science 320:1074–1077
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Li G, Li Q, Pan M, et al (2013) Atomic-scale fingerprint of Mn dopant at the surface of Sr₃(Ru₁-xMnx)₂O₇. Sci Rep 3:2882

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Patterson SJ, Radtke JM (2009) Strategic Communications for Nonprofit Organizations. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Lepora NF, Mura A, Mangan M, et al (eds) (2016) Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: 5th International Conference, Living Machines 2016, Edinburgh, UK, July 19-22, 2016. Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Myers J, Maresh M (2012) Clinical Management. In: Ovesen PG, Møller Jensen D (eds) Maternal Obesity and Pregnancy. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 43–62

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 Review of Economic Design.

Blog post
Fang J (2014) Why Monstrously Large Insects And Spiders Don’t Exist. 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 (1987) ADP, IRM & Telecommunications 1986. 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
Bishop-Randol E (2009) Outcomes of the Program of Assertive Community Treatment in Orange County, California. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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 (2008) No ‘Yucks’ Allowed. New York Times NJ8

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Buckingham 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Gunnarsson and Han 2000; Buckingham 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Gunnarsson and Han 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Li et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleReview of Economic Design
AbbreviationRev. Econ. Des.
ISSN (print)1434-4742
ISSN (online)1434-4750
ScopeGeneral Economics, Econometrics and Finance

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