How to format your references using the Cuadernos de Economía citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cuadernos de Economía. 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
Laughlin, G., 2010. Astronomy. A dance of extrasolar planets. Science 330, 47–48.
A journal article with 2 authors
Korber, B., Gnanakaran, S., 2011. AIDS/HIV. Converging on an HIV vaccine. Science 333, 1589–1590.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chen, S.-H., Chen, W.-R., Mallamace, F., 2003. The glass-to-glass transition and its end point in a copolymer micellar system. Science 300, 619–622.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wang, Y., Jorda, M., Jones, P.L., Maleszka, R., Ling, X., Robertson, H.M., Mizzen, C.A., Peinado, M.A., Robinson, G.E., 2006. Functional CpG methylation system in a social insect. Science 314, 645–647.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McKean, J., 2014. Customer’s New Voice. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Lee, R. (Ed.), 2013. Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing, Studies in Computational Intelligence. Springer International Publishing, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
McGee, R.W., 2009. Disclosure&Transparency, in: McGee, R.W. (Ed.), Corporate Governance in Developing Economies: Country Studies of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp. 43–48.

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 Cuadernos de Economía.

Blog post
Davis, J., 2015. Watch Polar Bears Live From The Arctic Tundra [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1986. Glossary of EDP Terminology (No. 130989). 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
Dhokar, A., 2015. LabVIEW based simulation and animation for the vibration control of active mass damper (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
Kelly, C., 2013. An E.V. That Wraps Around a Wheelchair. New York Times AU2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Laughlin, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Korber and Gnanakaran, 2011; Laughlin, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Korber and Gnanakaran, 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Wang et al., 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleCuadernos de Economía
ISSN (print)0210-0266
ScopeGeneral Economics, Econometrics and Finance

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