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
Okumura, M. (2015) ‘Atmospheric Chemistry. Just Add Water Dimers’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 347, 718–719.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pitaevskii, L. and Stringari, S. (2002) ‘Ultracold Matter. The Quest for Superfluidity in Fermi Gases’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 298, 2144–2146.
A journal article with 3 authors
Fendorf, S., Michael, H. A. and van Geen, A. (2010) ‘Spatial and Temporal Variations of Groundwater Arsenic in South and Southeast Asia’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 328, 1123–1127.
A journal article with 99 or more authors
López-Aranda, M. F., López-Téllez, J. F., Navarro-Lobato, I., Masmudi-Martín, M., Gutiérrez, A. and Khan, Z. U. (2009) ‘Role of Layer 6 of V2 Visual Cortex in Object-Recognition Memory’, Science (New York, N.Y.), 325, 87–89.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Baguley, D., Andersson, G., McFerran, D. and McKenna, L. (2013) Tinnitus: A Multidisciplinary Approach, West Sussex, UK, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Beziau, J.-Y. (ed) (2005) Logica Universalis: Towards a General Theory of Logic, Basel, Birkhäuser.
A chapter in an edited book
Chenlo, J. M., Parapar, J. and Losada, D. E. (2013) ‘Comments-Oriented Query Expansion for Opinion Retrieval in Blogs’. In Bielza, C., Salmerón, A., Alonso-Betanzos, A., Hidalgo, J. I., Martínez, L., Troncoso, A., Corchado, E., and Corchado, J. M. (eds) Advances in Artificial Intelligence: 15th Conference of the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence, CAEPIA 2013, Madrid, Spain, September 17-20, 2013. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer, pp. 32–41.

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
Carpineti, A. (2017) ‘Astronomers Have Learned Some Pretty Crucial Things About Very Young Stars’, 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 (1996) Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares, Service, and Safety at Small, Medium-Sized, and Large Communities, 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
Lapizco-Encinas, G. C. (2009) Cooperative Particle Swarm Optimization for Combinatorial Problems, Doctoral dissertation, College Park, MD, University of Maryland, College Park.

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
Landler, M. and Risen, J. (2017) ‘Mineral Wealth In Afghanistan Tempts Trump’, New York Times ( 25 July 2017).

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Okumura, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Okumura, 2015; Pitaevskii and Stringari, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Pitaevskii and Stringari, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (López-Aranda et al., 2009)

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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