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
Fisman, R. (2014). Health care policy. Straining emergency rooms by expanding health insurance. Science (New York, N.Y.), 343(6168), 252–253.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ding, T., & Schloss, P. D. (2014). Dynamics and associations of microbial community types across the human body. Nature, 509(7500), 357–360.
A journal article with 3 authors
Vaupel, J. W., Carey, J. R., & Christensen, K. (2003). Aging. It’s never too late. Science (New York, N.Y.), 301(5640), 1679–1681.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Burke, K. A., Franz, T. M., Miller, D. N., & Schoenbaum, G. (2008). The role of the orbitofrontal cortex in the pursuit of happiness and more specific rewards. Nature, 454(7202), 340–344.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
First, M. B., & Tasman, A. (2006). Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Kovács, G., & Hoskin, P. (Eds.). (2013). Interstitial Prostate Brachytherapy: LDR-PDR-HDR. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Orchiston, W. (2005). Dr Elizabeth Alexander: First Female Radio Astronomer. In W. Orchiston (Ed.), The New Astronomy: Opening the Electromagnetic Window and Expanding Our View of Planet Earth: A Meeting to Honor Woody Sullivan on his 60th Birthday (pp. 71–92). 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. (2014, August 22). Female Anaconda At Safari Park Has “Virgin Birth.” 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. (2011). Fiscal Year 2011 Agreed-Upon Procedures for Excise Tax Distributions to the Airport and Airway Trust Fund (No. GAO-12-140R). 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
Aikens, F. A. (2012). An Examination of Ethical Behavior, Job Satisfaction, and Turnover Intent in Southern Ohio QSR Operations (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
Fiske, I. H. (1907, March 23). WILLIAM MORRIS. New York Times, p. REVIEW OF BOOKSBR169.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Fisman 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Ding and Schloss 2014; Fisman 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Ding and Schloss 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Burke 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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