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
Gewin, V. (2006). Biologist aims to ease the pain for entrepreneurs. Nature, 440(7085), 738–739.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fu, H., & Cohen, R. E. (2000). Polarization rotation mechanism for ultrahigh electromechanical response in single-crystal piezoelectrics. Nature, 403(6767), 281–283.
A journal article with 3 authors
Passier, R., van Laake, L. W., & Mummery, C. L. (2008). Stem-cell-based therapy and lessons from the heart. Nature, 453(7193), 322–329.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Wang, J., Alexander, P., Wu, L., Hammer, R., Cleaver, O., & McKnight, S. L. (2009). Dependence of mouse embryonic stem cells on threonine catabolism. Science (New York, N.Y.), 325(5939), 435–439.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
d’Andria, A., & Gabarret, I. (2017). Building 21st Century Entrepreneurship. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Carpi, F. (Ed.). (2016). Electromechanically Active Polymers: A Concise Reference. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Trebbi, M., Villari, D., & Ruberto, M. (2015). Materials for Injection Laryngoplasty: Current Application. In G. Bergamini, L. Presutti, & G. Molteni (Eds.), Injection Laryngoplasty (pp. 31–42). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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. (2016, July 15). How Accurately Do Movies Depict Quicksand? 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. (2004). Information Technology Management: Improvements Needed in Strategic Planning, Performance Measurement, and Investment Management Governmentwide (No. GAO-04-478T). 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
Creed, C. K. (2017). Identifying Controls on Patterns of Intermittent Streamflow in Three Streams of the American Southwest: A Geospatial Approach (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
Verghese, A. (2014, November 4). Worried Sick. New York Times, p. MM13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gewin 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Fu and Cohen 2000; Gewin 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Fu and Cohen 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Wang et al. 2009)

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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