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
Ejeta, G., 2010. African Green Revolution needn’t be a mirage. Science 327, 831–832.
A journal article with 2 authors
Levitt, S.D., List, J.A., 2008. Economics. Homo economicus evolves. Science 319, 909–910.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ghaffari, H.O., Nasseri, M.H.B., Young, R.P., 2014. Faulting of rocks in a three-dimensional stress field by micro-anticracks. Sci. Rep. 4, 5011.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Robinson, M.S., Thomas, P.C., Veverka, J., Murchie, S., Carcich, B., 2001. The nature of ponded deposits on Eros. Nature 413, 396–400.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Keene, A., 2013. Keene on the Market. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Raz, A.E., 2016. Comparative Empirical Bioethics: Dilemmas of Genetic Testing and Euthanasia in Israel and Germany, SpringerBriefs in Ethics. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Demazeux, S., 2015. The Function Debate and the Concept of Mental Disorder, in: Huneman, P., Lambert, G., Silberstein, M. (Eds.), Classification, Disease and Evidence: New Essays in the Philosophy of Medicine, History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 63–91.

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
Luntz, S., 2017. Healthcare Funding Cuts Most Likely Cause Of High Mortality Rates In UK, Study Suggests [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, 2014. Transportation Disadvantaged Populations: Nonemergency Medical Transportation Not Well Coordinated, and Additional Federal Leadership Needed (No. GAO-15-110). 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
Lincoln, J.J., 2010. Creating a lesson that addresses gender differences in physics testing a specific instructional technique in college level physics education (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
Murphy, M.J.O., 2015. Weekend Entertainments From the Archives of The New York Times. New York Times C33.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ejeta, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Ejeta, 2010; Levitt and List, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Levitt and List, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Robinson et al., 2001)

About the journal

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

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