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
Diamond, J. (2010). Social science. The benefits of multilingualism. Science (New York, N.Y.), 330(6002), 332–333.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bourc’his, D., & Voinnet, O. (2010). A small-RNA perspective on gametogenesis, fertilization, and early zygotic development. Science (New York, N.Y.), 330(6004), 617–622.
A journal article with 3 authors
Horodecki, M., Oppenheim, J., & Winter, A. (2005). Partial quantum information. Nature, 436(7051), 673–676.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
McKinney, J. D., Höner zu Bentrup, K., Muñoz-Elías, E. J., Miczak, A., Chen, B., Chan, W. T., et al. (2000). Persistence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in macrophages and mice requires the glyoxylate shunt enzyme isocitrate lyase. Nature, 406(6797), 735–738.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lu, J., Zhao, X., & Yamada, S. (2016). Harmonic Balance Finite Element Method. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.
An edited book
Matsagar, V. (Ed.). (2015). Advances in Structural Engineering: Materials, Volume Three. New Delhi: Springer India.
A chapter in an edited book
Saddik, A. E., Orozco, M., Eid, M., & Cha, J. (2011). Computer Haptics. In M. Orozco, M. Eid, & J. Cha (Eds.), Haptics Technologies: Bringing Touch to Multimedia (pp. 105–143). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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 World Economics.

Blog post
Hale, T. (2015, November 2). Why You Should Never Wear Cheap, Unfitted Contact Lenses. 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. (1992). Highway Contracting: Disadvantaged Business Eligibility Guidance and Oversight Are Ineffective (No. RCED-92-148). 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
Flores, M. Y. (2010). Delinquency prevention program for Latino youth: A grant proposal project (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, 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
Wagner, J. (2017, September 3). Conforto Set For Surgery; Mets Drop 2. New York Times, p. SP3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Diamond 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Bourc’his and Voinnet 2010; Diamond 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Bourc’his and Voinnet 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (McKinney et al. 2000)

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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