How to format your references using the Cliometrica citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cliometrica. 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
Heinrich CA (2006) Geochemistry. How fast does gold trickle out of volcanoes? Science 314:263–264
A journal article with 2 authors
Renear AH, Palmer CL (2009) Strategic reading, ontologies, and the future of scientific publishing. Science 325:828–832
A journal article with 3 authors
Eggenschwiler JT, Espinoza E, Anderson KV (2001) Rab23 is an essential negative regulator of the mouse Sonic hedgehog signalling pathway. Nature 412:194–198
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Wang J, Zhou L, Shi H, et al (2018) A single transcription factor promotes both yield and immunity in rice. Science 361:1026–1028

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zarowski CJ (2004) An Introduction to Numerical Analysis for Electrical and Computer Engineers. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Martel A (2016) Designing Value-Creating Supply Chain Networks. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Lee P (2009) Human Nature and Moral Goodness. In: Cherry MJ (ed) The Normativity of the Natural: Human Goods, Human Virtues, and Human Flourishing. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 45–54

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 Cliometrica.

Blog post
Luntz S (2015) A Rope Test Could Save Us From Monkey Diseases. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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 (1972) Employment Security Operations--The Impact of a Computerized Job Bank in Baltimore, Maryland. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Harvey T (2014) The Box. Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University

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
Grynbaum MM (2017) Typically Chummy Ritual Offers Moment of Catharsis. New York Times A15

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Heinrich 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Heinrich 2006; Renear and Palmer 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Renear and Palmer 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Wang et al. 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleCliometrica
AbbreviationCliometrica (Berl)
ISSN (print)1863-2505
ISSN (online)1863-2513
ScopeHistory
Economics and Econometrics

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