How to format your references using the The Review of Black Political Economy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Review of Black Political Economy. 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
Lemaire P. Developmental biology. How many ways to make a chordate? Science. 2006 May 26;312(5777):1145–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
van den Elsen JMH, Isenman DE. A crystal structure of the complex between human complement receptor 2 and its ligand C3d. Science. 2011 Apr 29;332(6029):608–11.
A journal article with 3 authors
Heil M, Rattke J, Boland W. Postsecretory hydrolysis of nectar sucrose and specialization in ant/plant mutualism. Science. 2005 Apr 22;308(5721):560–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Reed RD, Papa R, Martin A, Hines HM, Counterman BA, Pardo-Diaz C, et al. optix drives the repeated convergent evolution of butterfly wing pattern mimicry. Science. 2011 Aug 26;333(6046):1137–41.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mazar Madjar H. Radio Spectrum Management. Chichester, UK: John Wiley &;#38; Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
Cuzzocrea A, Maabout S, editors. Model and Data Engineering: Third International Conference, MEDI 2013, Amantea, Italy, September 25-27, 2013. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Hofer TS. Probing Proton Transfer Reactions in Molecular Dynamics—A Crucial Prerequisite for QM/MM Simulations Using Dissociative Models. In: Rivail J-L, Ruiz-Lopez M, Assfeld X, editors. Quantum Modeling of Complex Molecular Systems. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 115–34.

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 Black Political Economy.

Blog post
Andrew E. Panda Fakes Pregnancy To Get More Food [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/panda-fakes-pregnancy-get-more-food/

Reports

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. Improving the Collection of Debts Owed the Government. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1982 Mar. Report No.: 117802.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Shelton-Quinn A. Increasing positive peer reporting and on -task behavior using a peer monitoring interdependent group contingency program with public posting [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: Mississippi State University; 2009.

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
Crow K. An Enigmatic Golden Trophy Evokes a Saloon’s Good Times. New York Times. 2001 Jan 21;147.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lemaire 2006).
This sentence cites two references (van den Elsen and Isenman 2011; Lemaire 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (van den Elsen and Isenman 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Reed et al. 2011)

About the journal

Full journal titleThe Review of Black Political Economy
AbbreviationRev. Black Polit. Econ.
ISSN (print)0034-6446
ISSN (online)1936-4814
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics
Cultural Studies

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