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
Carmody, J. (2001). Celebrating science. Nature, 412(6845), 383.
A journal article with 2 authors
Doherty, C. J., & Kay, S. A. (2012). Circadian surprise--it’s not all about transcription. Science (New York, N.Y.), 338(6105), 338–340.
A journal article with 3 authors
Grenier, I. A., Casandjian, J.-M., & Terrier, R. (2005). Unveiling extensive clouds of dark gas in the solar neighborhood. Science (New York, N.Y.), 307(5713), 1292–1295.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Baillie, J. K., Barnett, M. W., Upton, K. R., Gerhardt, D. J., Richmond, T. A., De Sapio, F., et al. (2011). Somatic retrotransposition alters the genetic landscape of the human brain. Nature, 479(7374), 534–537.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sedlacek, H. H., Sapienza, A. M., & Eid, V. (2008). Ways to Successful Strategies in Drug Research and Development. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH.
An edited book
Kuznetsov, A. (2013). Electroweak Processes in External Active Media. (N. Mikheev, Ed.) (Vol. 252). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Moise, D., & Carpen-Amarie, A. (2012). MapReduce Applications in the Cloud: A Cost Evaluation of Computation and Storage. In A. Hameurlain, F. K. Hussain, F. Morvan, & A. M. Tjoa (Eds.), Data Management in Cloud, Grid and P2P Systems: 5th International Conference, Globe 2012, Vienna, Austria, September 5-6, 2012. Proceedings (pp. 37–48). 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
Luntz, S. (2014, November 23). Lego’s Fantastic Instructions For Parents In 1973. 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. (1993). Space Transportation: The Content and Uses of Shuttle Cost Estimates (No. NSIAD-93-115). 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
Himschoot, A. R. (2012). Student perception of relevance of biology content to everyday life: A study in higher education biology courses (Doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

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
Greenhouse, L. (2006, November 14). Justices Uphold a Death Sentence Twice Overturned. New York Times, p. A25.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Carmody 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Carmody 2001; Doherty and Kay 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Doherty and Kay 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Baillie et al. 2011)

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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