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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Review of Economic Dynamics. 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
Amelino-Camelia, G., 2001. A phenomenological description of space-time noise in quantum gravity. Nature 410, 1065–1067.
A journal article with 2 authors
Berkman, M.B., Plutzer, E., 2011. Science education. Defeating creationism in the courtroom, but not in the classroom. Science 331, 404–405.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhao, Y., Tong, C., Jiang, J., 2007. Hedgehog regulates smoothened activity by inducing a conformational switch. Nature 450, 252–258.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Safran, R.J., Neuman, C.R., McGraw, K.J., Lovette, I.J., 2005. Dynamic paternity allocation as a function of male plumage color in barn swallows. Science 309, 2210–2212.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Krichen, S., Chaouachi, J., 2014. Graph-Related Optimization and Decision Support Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Gould, L., Sauther, M.L. (Eds.), 2007. Lemurs: Ecology and Adaptation, Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospect. Springer US, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
Daghighian, F., Fong, Y., 2015. Detectors for Intraoperative Molecular Imaging: From Probes to Scanners, in: Fong, Y., Giulianotti, P.C., Lewis, J., Groot Koerkamp, B., Reiner, T. (Eds.), Imaging and Visualization in The Modern Operating Room: A Comprehensive Guide for Physicians. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 55–67.

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 Dynamics.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2014. Genetic Target May Prevent Weight Gain on High Sugar Diet [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, 2000. National Practitioner Data Bank: Major Improvements Are Needed to Enhance Data Bank’s Reliability (No. GAO-01-130). 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
Castro Deller, E., 2013. Recognizing signs of dementia: A curriculum for child welfare workers (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
Williams, J., 2017. A Parent’s Small Moment of Grace. New York Times C6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Amelino-Camelia, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Amelino-Camelia, 2001; Berkman and Plutzer, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Berkman and Plutzer, 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Safran et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleReview of Economic Dynamics
AbbreviationRev. Econ. Dyn.
ISSN (print)1094-2025
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics

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