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
Marte, B., 2013. Tumour heterogeneity. Nature 501, 327.
A journal article with 2 authors
Allison, E.H., Bassett, H.R., 2015. Climate change in the oceans: Human impacts and responses. Science 350, 778–782.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sachs, J.P., Anderson, R.F., Lehman, S.J., 2001. Glacial surface temperatures of the southeast Atlantic Ocean. Science 293, 2077–2079.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Anthony, R.M., Nimmerjahn, F., Ashline, D.J., Reinhold, V.N., Paulson, J.C., Ravetch, J.V., 2008. Recapitulation of IVIG anti-inflammatory activity with a recombinant IgG Fc. Science 320, 373–376.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McLaughlin, T.A., 2010. Nonprofit Mergers and Alliances. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Corchado, E., Wu, X., Oja, E., Herrero, Á., Baruque, B. (Eds.), 2009. Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Systems: 4th International Conference, HAIS 2009, Salamanca, Spain, June 10-12, 2009. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Roussak, O.V., Gesser, H.D., 2013. Alternate Fuels, in: Gesser, H.D. (Ed.), Applied Chemistry: A Textbook for Engineers and Technologists. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp. 71–83.

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., 2013. Eyes on the Skies: Orionid Meteor Shower [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. Environmental Protection Agency: Comparing Annual Budgets for Science and Technology (No. T-RCED-00-132). 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
Ashrafzadeh, M.H., 2008. Provision of community services for the mentally challenged population in Iran (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
Koblin, J., Grynbaum, M.M., 2017. Top Political Journalist Faces Multiple Claims of Harassment. New York Times B3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Marte, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Allison and Bassett, 2015; Marte, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Allison and Bassett, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Anthony et al., 2008)

About the journal

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

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