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
Manchester, R. N. (2004). Observational properties of pulsars. Science (New York, N.Y.), 304(5670), 542–546.
A journal article with 2 authors
Paul, W. E., & Mage, R. G. (2000). Elvin A. Kabat (1914-2000). Nature, 407(6802), 316.
A journal article with 3 authors
Nir, E., Kleinermanns, K., & de Vries, M. S. (2000). Pairing of isolated nucleic-acid bases in the absence of the DNA backbone. Nature, 408(6815), 949–951.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
DeMaria, C. D., Soong, T. W., Alseikhan, B. A., Alvania, R. S., & Yue, D. T. (2001). Calmodulin bifurcates the local Ca2+ signal that modulates P/Q-type Ca2+ channels. Nature, 411(6836), 484–489.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Parashar, R. K. (2008). Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Synthesis. West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Croitoru, M., Ferré, S., & Lukose, D. (Eds.). (2010). Conceptual Structures: From Information to Intelligence: 18th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2010, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, July 26-30, 2010. Proceedings (Vol. 6208). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Sakawa, M., & Nishizaki, I. (2009). Cooperative Decision Making in Hierarchical Organizations. In I. Nishizaki & M. Sakawa (Eds.), Cooperative and Noncooperative Multi-Level Programming (pp. 83–179). Boston, MA: Springer US.

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, August 11). Coca-Cola Is Funding Controversial Research That Claims Bad Diets Don’t Cause Obesity. 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. (1989). Computer Procurement: FAA’s $1.5-Billion Computer Resources Nucleus Project (No. IMTEC-89-44FS). 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
Estrin, J. L. (2014). Sitting in the Fire: An Exploration of Soul-Making in Prison (Doctoral dissertation). Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, 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
Kenigsberg, B. (2017, August 24). Film Series. New York Times, p. C18.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Manchester 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Manchester 2004; Paul and Mage 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Paul and Mage 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (DeMaria et al. 2001)

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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