How to format your references using the Socio-Economic Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Socio-Economic Review. 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
Stremlau, M. (2007) ‘GE Prize-Winning Essay. Why Old World Monkeys Are Resistant to HIV-1’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 318, 1565–1566.
A journal article with 2 authors
Cermeño, P. and Falkowski, P. G. (2009) ‘Controls on Diatom Biogeography in the Ocean’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 325, 1539–1541.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yoshida, S., Sukeno, M. and Nabeshima, Y.-I. (2007) ‘A Vasculature-Associated Niche for Undifferentiated Spermatogonia in the Mouse Testis’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 317, 1722–1726.
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Turner, D. L., Wilson, L. B., 3rd, Liu, T. Z., Cohen, I. J., Schwartz, S. J., Osmane, A., Fennell, J. F., Clemmons, J. H., Blake, J. B., Westlake, J., Mauk, B. H., Jaynes, A. N., Leonard, T., Baker, D. N., Strangeway, R. J., Russell, C. T., Gershman, D. J., Avanov, L., Giles, B. L., Torbert, R. B., Broll, J., Gomez, R. G., Fuselier, S. A. and Burch, J. L. (2018) ‘Autogenous and Efficient Acceleration of Energetic Ions Upstream of Earth’s Bow Shock’, Nature, 561, 206–210.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Islam, M. R. and Speight, J. G. (2016) Peak Energy: Myth or Reality?, Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Mitchell, R. C. and Moore, S. A. (eds) (2015) Planetary Praxis & Pedagogy: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Sustainability, Rotterdam, SensePublishers.
A chapter in an edited book
Scheinman, V. and McCarthy, J. M. (2008) ‘Mechanisms and Actuation’. In Siciliano, B. and Khatib, O. (eds) Springer Handbook of Robotics, Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer, pp. 67–86.

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 Socio-Economic Review.

Blog post
Davis, J. (2015) ‘U.K. Doctors Propose A 20% Tax On Sugary Drinks’, IFLScience.


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 (2006) Congressional Oversight: FAA Case Study Shows How Agency Performance, Budgeting, and Financial Information Could Enhance Oversight, 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
Kyriacou, A. (2011) A Method of Verification of the Total Treatment Time for the APBI (Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation) Devices: Contura Multilumen Balloon and SAVI Applicator, Doctoral dissertation, Boca Raton, FL, Florida Atlantic University.

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
Ruiz, R. R. and Longman, J. (2016) ‘Brazil’s Economic Woes Force Paralympic Cuts’, New York Times ( 19 August 2016).

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Stremlau, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Stremlau, 2007; Cermeño and Falkowski, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Cermeño and Falkowski, 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Turner et al., 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleSocio-Economic Review
AbbreviationSocioecon. Rev.
ISSN (print)1475-1461
ISSN (online)1475-147X
ScopeGeneral Economics, Econometrics and Finance
Sociology and Political Science

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