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
Mejia, R. (2006) ‘Human Rights: From Accountability to Rebuilding’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 313, 289.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gillon, J. and Yakir, D. (2001) ‘Influence of Carbonic Anhydrase Activity in Terrestrial Vegetation on the 18O Content of Atmospheric CO2’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 291, 2584–2587.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hauf, S., Waizenegger, I. C. and Peters, J. M. (2001) ‘Cohesin Cleavage by Separase Required for Anaphase and Cytokinesis in Human Cells’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 293, 1320–1323.
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Mandel, O., Greiner, M., Widera, A., Rom, T., Hänsch, T. W. and Bloch, I. (2003) ‘Controlled Collisions for Multi-Particle Entanglement of Optically Trapped Atoms’, Nature, 425, 937–940.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Korn, G. A. (2013) Advanced Dynamic-System Simulation, Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Lollino, G., Manconi, A., Guzzetti, F., Culshaw, M., Bobrowsky, P. and Luino, F. (eds) (2015) Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 5: Urban Geology, Sustainable Planning and Landscape Exploitation, Cham, Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Serrano Oswald, S. E. (2016) ‘Social Resilience and Intangible Cultural Heritage: A Mutually Fertilizing Potential Seen in a Case Study in Mexico’. In Oswald Spring, Ú., Brauch, H. G., Serrano Oswald, Serrena Eréndira, and Bennett, J. (eds) Regional Ecological Challenges for Peace in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific, Cham, Springer International Publishing, pp. 57–90.

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
Luntz, S. (2015) ‘Scientists Have “Squeezed” Light’, IFLScience, accessed at on October 30, 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 (1988) Space Shuttle: NASA’s Major Changes to Flight Hardware, 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
Zhang, H. (2008) Studies of Zeolite-Based Artificial Photosynthetic Systems, Doctoral dissertation, Columbus, OH, Ohio State 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
Wagner, J. (2017) ‘Tough Architect of the Mets’, New York Times ( 11 March 2017).

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Mejia, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Mejia, 2006; Gillon and Yakir, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Gillon and Yakir, 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Mandel et al., 2003)

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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