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
Narlikar, J. V. (2000). Venture funding for new ideas. Nature, 404(6779), 707.
A journal article with 2 authors
Li, X., & Xu, J. (2014). Meta-analysis of the association between dietary lycopene intake and ovarian cancer risk in postmenopausal women. Scientific reports, 4, 4885.
A journal article with 3 authors
Shin, C., Feng, Y., & Manley, J. L. (2004). Dephosphorylated SRp38 acts as a splicing repressor in response to heat shock. Nature, 427(6974), 553–558.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Lev-Yadun, S., Ne’eman, G., Abbo, S., & Flaishman, M. A. (2006). Comment on “Early domesticated fig in the Jordan Valley.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 314(5806), 1683; author reply 1683.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Unmehopa, M., Vemuri, K., & Bennett, A. (2006). Parlay/OSA. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Freeman, K., Elmegreen, B., Block, D., & Woolway, M. (Eds.). (2015). Lessons from the Local Group: A Conference in honour of David Block and Bruce Elmegreen. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Blokhuis, H., Veissier, I., Jones, B., & Miele, M. (2013). The Welfare Quality® vision. In H. Blokhuis, M. Miele, I. Veissier, & B. Jones (Eds.), Improving farm animal welfare: Science and society working together: the Welfare Quality approach (pp. 71–89). Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

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
Andrews, R. (2017, January 26). Two-Thirds Of American Public Want Clean Energy Instead Of Fossil Fuels. 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. (2000). Naval Ship Donation: Selection Decision for U.S.S. New Jersey Was Objective, but Selection Process Can Be Strengthened (No. GAO-01-31). 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
Parihar, R. (2004). Characterization of the Natural Killer Cell Cytokine Response to Antibody-Coated Tumor Cells (Doctoral dissertation). Ohio State University, Columbus, 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
Vecsey, G. (2010, June 4). Worst Call Ever? Sure. Kill the Umpires? Never. New York Times, p. A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Narlikar 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Li and Xu 2014; Narlikar 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Li and Xu 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Lev-Yadun et al. 2006)

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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