How to format your references using the The Review of Austrian Economics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Review of Austrian 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
Hilton, D. (2015). Donald Metcalf (1929-2014). Nature, 517(7536), 554.
A journal article with 2 authors
Crivoi, A., & Duan, F. (2014). Three-dimensional Monte Carlo model of the coffee-ring effect in evaporating colloidal droplets. Scientific reports, 4, 4310.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gebelein, B., McKay, D. J., & Mann, R. S. (2004). Direct integration of Hox and segmentation gene inputs during Drosophila development. Nature, 431(7009), 653–659.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Shaffer, S. M., Dunagin, M. C., Torborg, S. R., Torre, E. A., Emert, B., Krepler, C., et al. (2018). Corrigendum: Rare cell variability and drug-induced reprogramming as a mode of cancer drug resistance. Nature, 555(7695), 274.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Burk, F. (1997). Lebesgue Measure and Integration. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Puerta, J. G. de la, Ferreira, I. G., Bringas, P. G., Klett, F., Abraham, A., Carvalho, A. C. P. L. F. de, et al. (Eds.). (2014). International Joint Conference SOCO’14-CISIS’14-ICEUTE’14: Bilbao, Spain, June 25th-27th, 2014, Proceedings (Vol. 299). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Tscherning, H., & Mathiassen, L. (2010). The Role of Social Networks in Early Adoption of Mobile Devices. In J. Pries-Heje, J. Venable, D. Bunker, N. L. Russo, & J. I. DeGross (Eds.), Human Benefit through the Diffusion of Information Systems Design Science Research: IFIP WG 8.2/8.6 International Working Conference, Perth, Australia, March 30 – April 1, 2010. Proceedings (pp. 52–70). 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 The Review of Austrian Economics.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014, February 6). Bionic Hand Gives Amputee Real-Time Sensation. 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. (1996). SSA Initiatives to Identify Coaching (No. HEHS-96-96R). 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
Boukes, J. (2012). An exploration of online spam prevention through geolocational filters (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Sisario, B. (2017, August 6). The Promoter Is an Indie. New York Times, p. B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hilton 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Crivoi and Duan 2014; Hilton 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Crivoi and Duan 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Shaffer et al. 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleThe Review of Austrian Economics
AbbreviationRev. Austrian Econ.
ISSN (print)0889-3047
ISSN (online)1573-7128
ScopeGeneral Economics, Econometrics and Finance

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