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
Cohn, M. J. (2002). Evolutionary biology: lamprey Hox genes and the origin of jaws. Nature, 416(6879), 386–387.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wagner, W. R., & Griffith, B. P. (2010). Reconstructing the lung. Science (New York, N.Y.), 329(5991), 520–522.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cross, C. P., Cyrenne, D.-L. M., & Brown, G. R. (2013). Sex differences in sensation-seeking: a meta-analysis. Scientific reports, 3, 2486.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
McQuaid, J. B., Kustka, A. B., Oborník, M., Horák, A., McCrow, J. P., Karas, B. J., et al. (2018). Carbonate-sensitive phytotransferrin controls high-affinity iron uptake in diatoms. Nature, 555(7697), 534–537.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chang, C. M. (2010). Service Systems Management and Engineering. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Ramasubramanian, K. (2011). Tantrasaṅgraha of Nīlakaṇṭha Somayājī. (M. S. Sriram, Ed.) (1st ed.). London: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Demuijnck, G. (2005). Poverty as a Human Rights Violation and the Limits of Nationalism. In A. Follesdal & T. Pogge (Eds.), Real World Justice: Grounds, Principles, Human Rights, and Social Institutions (pp. 65–83). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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, November 13). Meet Five Of The UK’s Most Poisonous Plants. 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. (1998). Public-Private Competitions: Access to Records Is Inhibiting Work on Congressional Mandates (No. T-NSIAD-98-111). 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
Iniguez, D. (2013). Mentoring through performing arts; A grant proposal for at risk youth in middle school (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
Koblin, J. (2016, November 22). James Corden Chosen to Host Grammys. New York Times, p. C3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cohn 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Cohn 2002; Wagner and Griffith 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Wagner and Griffith 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (McQuaid 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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