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
Vicsek, T., 2002. The bigger picture. Nature 418, 131.
A journal article with 2 authors
de Graaf, J., Manna, L., 2012. Materials science. A roadmap for the assembly of polyhedral particles. Science 337, 417–418.
A journal article with 3 authors
Nguyen, V.Q., Co, C., Li, J.J., 2001. Cyclin-dependent kinases prevent DNA re-replication through multiple mechanisms. Nature 411, 1068–1073.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Bertero, A., Brown, S., Madrigal, P., Osnato, A., Ortmann, D., Yiangou, L., Kadiwala, J., Hubner, N.C., de Los Mozos, I.R., Sadée, C., Lenaerts, A.-S., Nakanoh, S., Grandy, R., Farnell, E., Ule, J., Stunnenberg, H.G., Mendjan, S., Vallier, L., 2018. The SMAD2/3 interactome reveals that TGFβ controls m6A mRNA methylation in pluripotency. Nature 555, 256–259.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stauffer, H.B., 2007. Contemporary Bayesian and Frequentist Statistical Research Methods for Natural Resource Scientists. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Katupitiya, J., 2006. Interfacing with C++: Programming Real-World Applications. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Ogata, T., Kawashima, N., Nakazawa, K., Akai, M., 2011. Molecular and Electrophysiological Approaches for Functional Recovery in Patients with Injured Spinal Cord, in: Kansaku, K., Cohen, L.G. (Eds.), Systems Neuroscience and Rehabilitation. Springer Japan, Tokyo, pp. 69–78.

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., 2015. Heroin Use and Overdose Deaths Rising in the U.S [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. Aviation Infrastructure: Feasibility of Using Alternate Means to Satisfy Requirements of Alaska National Airspace System Interfacility Communications System (ANICS) Phase II (No. RCED-00-110R). 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
Hill, B., 2010. HIV-specific CD8 T-cell clonality, publicity and function under different vaccine modalities (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Kelly, K., Thomas, L., Jr, 2017. Blackstone Group Joins Forces With Saudis on U.S. Infrastructure Investments. New York Times B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Vicsek, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (de Graaf and Manna, 2012; Vicsek, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (de Graaf and Manna, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Bertero et al., 2018)

About the journal

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

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