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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Review of World Economics. 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
DeWeerdt, S. (2014). Microbiome: A complicated relationship status. Nature, 508(7496), S61-3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Campbell, P., & Grayson, M. (2014). Assessing science. Nature, 511(7510), S49.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cohen, I. G., Savulescu, J., & Adashi, E. Y. (2015). Medicine. Transatlantic lessons in regulation of mitochondrial replacement therapy. Science (New York, N.Y.), 348(6231), 178–180.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Pereira, E. R., Kedrin, D., Seano, G., Gautier, O., Meijer, E. F. J., Jones, D., et al. (2018). Lymph node metastases can invade local blood vessels, exit the node, and colonize distant organs in mice. Science (New York, N.Y.), 359(6382), 1403–1407.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wells, A. R., & Chiang, K. (2017). Monetizing Your Data. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Cruciani, R. A., & Knotkova, H. (Eds.). (2013). Handbook of Methadone Prescribing and Buprenorphine Therapy. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Wafer, A. (2016). The Spirit of Hillbrow: Religion and the Ordering of Social Space in Inner-City Johannesburg. In M. Wilhelm-Solomon, L. Núñez, P. Kankonde Bukasa, & B. Malcomess (Eds.), Routes and Rites to the City: Mobility, Diversity and Religious Space in Johannesburg (pp. 117–136). London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

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 World Economics.

Blog post
Luntz, S. (2016, December 29). Wind Farms Are Probably Good For Nearby Crops. 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. (1999). Direct Student Loans: Legality of Regulations Authorizing Origination Fee Reduction (No. B-283717). 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
Yu, H. (2009). Parasitism of subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae: Termitidae) by entomopathogenic nematodes (Nematoda: Steinernematidae: Heterorhabditidae) (Doctoral dissertation). University of Arizona, Tucson, 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
Saslow, L. (2008, December 21). Nassau and Suffolk Expecting More Funds. New York Times, p. LI5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (DeWeerdt 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Campbell and Grayson 2014; DeWeerdt 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Campbell and Grayson 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Pereira et al. 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleReview of World Economics
AbbreviationRev. World Econ.
ISSN (print)1610-2878
ISSN (online)1610-2886
ScopeGeneral Economics, Econometrics and Finance

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