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
Eisenstein, M. (2011). Telomeres: All’s well that ends well. Nature, 478(7368), S13-5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yu, H. K., & Lee, J.-L. (2014). Growth mechanism of metal-oxide nanowires synthesized by electron beam evaporation: a self-catalytic vapor-liquid-solid process. Scientific reports, 4, 6589.
A journal article with 3 authors
Falck, J., Coates, J., & Jackson, S. P. (2005). Conserved modes of recruitment of ATM, ATR and DNA-PKcs to sites of DNA damage. Nature, 434(7033), 605–611.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Royer, J. R., Evans, D. J., Oyarte, L., Guo, Q., Kapit, E., Möbius, M. E., et al. (2009). High-speed tracking of rupture and clustering in freely falling granular streams. Nature, 459(7250), 1110–1113.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Griskey, R. G. (2005). Transport Phenomena and Unit Operations. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Peterson, G., & Shenoi, S. (Eds.). (2012). Advances in Digital Forensics VIII: 8th IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, Pretoria, South Africa, January 3-5, 2012, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 383). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Biever, J. L., & Santos, J. (2016). Ofreciendo Terapia En El Idioma De Preferencia Del Cliente: El Modelo De Preparación Profesional Calificada En Dos Idiomas De Ollu. In L. L. Charlés & G. Samarasinghe (Eds.), Family Therapy in Global Humanitarian Contexts: Voices and Issues from the Field (pp. 51–63). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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
Fang, J. (2014, April 10). First Possible Exomoon Found. 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. (2001). U.S. Infrastructure: Agencies’ Approaches to Developing Investment Estimates Vary (No. GAO-01-835). 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
Ren, H. (2014). Modification and Characterization of Ordered Mesoporous Carbons for Resorcinol Removal (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
Williams, J. (2016, December 9). Top of the Class. New York Times, p. BR6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Eisenstein 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Eisenstein 2011; Yu and Lee 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Yu and Lee 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Royer et al. 2009)

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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