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
Sessler, A. M. (2000). Setbacks don’t dampen the energy of US physics. Nature, 405(6788), 733.
A journal article with 2 authors
Belloc, E., & Méndez, R. (2008). A deadenylation negative feedback mechanism governs meiotic metaphase arrest. Nature, 452(7190), 1017–1021.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bottke, W. F., Vokrouhlický, D., & Nesvorný, D. (2007). An asteroid breakup 160 Myr ago as the probable source of the K/T impactor. Nature, 449(7158), 48–53.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Krzemień, J., Dubois, L., Makki, R., Meister, M., Vincent, A., & Crozatier, M. (2007). Control of blood cell homeostasis in Drosophila larvae by the posterior signalling centre. Nature, 446(7133), 325–328.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lindahl, D. (2008). Multi-Family Millions. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Střelcová, K., Mátyás, C., Kleidon, A., Lapin, M., Matejka, F., Blaženec, M., et al. (Eds.). (2009). Bioclimatology and Natural Hazards. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Zuazo, V. H. D., Pleguezuelo, C. R. R., Flanagan, D., Tejero, I. G., & Fernández, J. L. M. (2011). Sustainable Land Use and Agricultural Soil. In E. Lichtfouse (Ed.), Alternative Farming Systems, Biotechnology, Drought Stress and Ecological Fertilisation (pp. 107–192). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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
Andrew, E. (2015, September 18). What Causes Cerebral Palsy And Can It Be Prevented? 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. (1998). Schools and Libraries Corporation: Actions Needed to Strengthen Program Integrity Operations Before Committing Funds (No. T-RCED-98-243). 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
Sandoval, V. (2013). Preventing chronic truancy among Latino high school students: A grant proposal (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
Brantley, B. (2017, June 13). An Indomitable Woman Goes West. New York Times, p. C5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sessler 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Belloc and Méndez 2008; Sessler 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Belloc and Méndez 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Krzemień et al. 2007)

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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