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
Rummel, J.D., 2000. Survival on the edge: the tube worm’s strategy. Nature 407, 671.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tokuriki, N., Tawfik, D.S., 2009. Protein dynamism and evolvability. Science 324, 203–207.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mitchell, R.N., Kilian, T.M., Evans, D.A.D., 2012. Supercontinent cycles and the calculation of absolute palaeolongitude in deep time. Nature 482, 208–211.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Yang, Q., She, H., Gearing, M., Colla, E., Lee, M., Shacka, J.J., Mao, Z., 2009. Regulation of neuronal survival factor MEF2D by chaperone-mediated autophagy. Science 323, 124–127.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Esmailzadeh, R., 2016. Broadband Telecommunications Technologies and Management. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Thüsing, G., Forst, G. (Eds.), 2016. Whistleblowing - A Comparative Study, 1st ed. 2016. ed, Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Divvala, S.K., Efros, A.A., Hebert, M., 2012. How Important Are “Deformable Parts” in the Deformable Parts Model?, in: Fusiello, A., Murino, V., Cucchiara, R. (Eds.), Computer Vision – ECCV 2012. Workshops and Demonstrations: Florence, Italy, October 7-13, 2012, Proceedings, Part III, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 31–40.

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. Man Swims Near Shark in Sydney Harbor: Real or Hoax? [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, 1977. Certain Food Aspects of the School Lunch Program in New York City (No. CED-77-89). 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
Okafor-Dike, L.C., 2008. The effect of leadership on economic development: A case study of Nigeria (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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
Erlanger, S., Kanter, J., 2017. Brexit Talks Stall as E.U. Presses Britain to Pay Up. New York Times A6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rummel, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Rummel, 2000; Tokuriki and Tawfik, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Tokuriki and Tawfik, 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Yang et al., 2009)

About the journal

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

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