How to format your references using the Review of Economics of the Household citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Review of Economics of the Household. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Ziff, R. M. (2013). Mathematics. Getting the jump on explosive percolation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 339(6124), 1159–1160.
A journal article with 2 authors
Guarente, L., & Kenyon, C. (2000). Genetic pathways that regulate ageing in model organisms. Nature, 408(6809), 255–262.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lou, X., Scheuss, V., & Schneggenburger, R. (2005). Allosteric modulation of the presynaptic Ca2+ sensor for vesicle fusion. Nature, 435(7041), 497–501.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Davis, B. N., Hilyard, A. C., Lagna, G., & Hata, A. (2008). SMAD proteins control DROSHA-mediated microRNA maturation. Nature, 454(7200), 56–61.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Goldstein, A. P. (2004). The Psychology of Group Aggression. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Popovich, V. V., Schrenk, M., & Korolenko, K. V. (Eds.). (2007). Information Fusion and Geographic Information Systems: Proceedings of the Third International Workshop. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Becker, J., & Helmle, M. (2015). Architecture and System Safety Requirements for Automated Driving. In G. Meyer & S. Beiker (Eds.), Road Vehicle Automation 2 (pp. 37–48). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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 Economics of the Household.

Blog post
Carpineti, A. (2016, October 5). Scientists Hone In On How White Dwarfs Go Supernova. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (2010). Telecommunications: Information Collection and Management at the Federal Communications Commission (No. GAO-10-249). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Chiang, I.-C. (2010). A historical technique from a modern perspective: The transcription scordatura in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-flat major, K. 364 (Doctoral dissertation). University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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
Wagner, J. (2017, April 14). By Providing Power Off the Bench, Conforto Preserves Place on Mets’ Roster. New York Times, p. B10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ziff 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Guarente and Kenyon 2000; Ziff 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Guarente and Kenyon 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Davis et al. 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleReview of Economics of the Household
AbbreviationRev. Econ. Househ.
ISSN (print)1569-5239
ISSN (online)1573-7152
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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