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
Siomi, M. C. (2009). Journal club. A biologist praises a mouse model of autism inheritance. Nature, 461(7263), 451.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bottos, A., & Hynes, N. E. (2014). Cancer: Staying together on the road to metastasis. Nature, 514(7522), 309–310.
A journal article with 3 authors
Caro, E., Castellano, M. M., & Gutierrez, C. (2007). A chromatin link that couples cell division to root epidermis patterning in Arabidopsis. Nature, 447(7141), 213–217.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gough, D. J., Corlett, A., Schlessinger, K., Wegrzyn, J., Larner, A. C., & Levy, D. E. (2009). Mitochondrial STAT3 supports Ras-dependent oncogenic transformation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 324(5935), 1713–1716.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Weinberg, S. (2011). Cost-Contained Regulatory Compliance. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Padget, J., Artikis, A., Vasconcelos, W., Stathis, K., Silva, V. T. da, Matson, E., & Polleres, A. (Eds.). (2010). Coordination, Organizations, Institutions and Norms in Agent Systems V: COIN 2009 International Workshops. COIN@AAMAS 2009, Budapest, Hungary, May 2009, COIN@IJCAI 2009, Pasadena, USA, July 2009, COIN@MALLOW 2009, Turin, Italy, September 2009. Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 6069). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Ferrari, A. (2010). Motor Defects. In G. Cioni (Ed.), The Spastic Forms of Cerebral Palsy: A Guide to the Assessment of Adaptive Functions (pp. 53–71). Milano: Springer.

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
Fang, J. (2015, January 8). Speedy But “Bearded” Ladies Get No Love From Male Lizards. 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. (1978). Federal Capitation Support and Its Role in the Operation of Medical Schools (No. HRD-78-105). 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
Leonard, J. M. (2001). The Effect of Manufacturing Establishments on Local Area per Capita Personal Income in the U.S. 1967-1990 (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
Crow, K. (2002, November 17). Where 146 Died in a Fire, And a Union Was Born. New York Times, p. 146.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Siomi 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Bottos and Hynes 2014; Siomi 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Bottos and Hynes 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Gough et al. 2009)

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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