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
Morange, M., 2013. François Jacob (1920-2013). Nature 497, 440.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gardner, B.M., Walter, P., 2011. Unfolded proteins are Ire1-activating ligands that directly induce the unfolded protein response. Science 333, 1891–1894.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hollenstein, K., Frei, D.C., Locher, K.P., 2007. Structure of an ABC transporter in complex with its binding protein. Nature 446, 213–216.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Dore, J.E., Lukas, R., Sadler, D.W., Karl, D.M., 2003. Climate-driven changes to the atmospheric CO2 sink in the subtropical North Pacific Ocean. Nature 424, 754–757.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sokhanvar, S., Dargahi, J., Najarian, S., Arbatani, S., 2012. Tactile Sensing and Displays. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Hashim, H., Reynard, J., Cowan, N.C., Wood, D., Armenakas, N. (Eds.), 2013. Urological Emergencies In Clinical Practice, 2nd ed. 2013. ed. Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Yao, S.-S., Huang, N.-J., 2015. Nonconvex Variational Inequalities, in: Han, W., Migórski, S., Sofonea, M. (Eds.), Advances in Variational and Hemivariational Inequalities: Theory, Numerical Analysis, and Applications, Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 89–108.

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. IED Blasts Leave Lasting Damage On The Brains of Survivors [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, 1993. High Speed Ground Transportation: Funds Need to Be Focused Under Proposed Legislation (No. T-RCED-93-45). 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
Ott, W.H., 2017. An Analysis of the Coordinated Implementation of Digitally-Aided Close Air Support: An Integrated Systems Engineering and Test & Evaluation Approach (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
Novick, S.M., 2015. Turkey and Trimmings, Without Dishes to Do. New York Times LI11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Morange, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Gardner and Walter, 2011; Morange, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Gardner and Walter, 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Dore et al., 2003)

About the journal

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

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