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
Rey, F.A., 2013. Dengue virus: two hosts, two structures. Nature 497, 443–444.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zhang, Y., Kalderon, D., 2001. Hedgehog acts as a somatic stem cell factor in the Drosophila ovary. Nature 410, 599–604.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tria, F., Pompei, S., Loreto, V., 2013. Dynamically correlated mutations drive human Influenza A evolution. Sci. Rep. 3, 2705.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ferguson, N.M., Ghani, A.C., Donnelly, C.A., Hagenaars, T.J., Anderson, R.M., 2002. Estimating the human health risk from possible BSE infection of the British sheep flock. Nature 415, 420–424.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sedlacek, H.H., Sapienza, A.M., Eid, V., 2008. Ways to Successful Strategies in Drug Research and Development. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Bove, A., Barbosa, L.S., Pardo, A., Pinto, J.S. (Eds.), 2009. Language Engineering and Rigorous Software Development: International LerNet ALFA Summer School 2008, Piriapolis, Uruguay, February 24 - March 1, 2008, Revised Tutorial Lectures, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Graziottin, A., Murina, F., 2011. Vulvodinia: che cosa la provoca. Fisiopatologia del dolore vulvare, in: Murina, F. (Ed.), Vulvodinia: Strategie Di Diagnosi e Cura. Springer, Milano, pp. 37–53.

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
Andrew, E., 2015. Colorful “Dragon Scales” On Pluto Perplex Scientists [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, 2015. Federal Student Loans: Education Could Do More to Help Ensure Borrowers Are Aware of Repayment and Forgiveness Options (No. GAO-15-663). 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
San Miguel, A.M., 2010. Lived experiences and perceptions on mentoring among Latina scientists and engineers (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Seymour, M., 2015. How About a Nightcap? New York Times BR11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rey, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Rey, 2013; Zhang and Kalderon, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Zhang and Kalderon, 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Ferguson et al., 2002)

About the journal

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

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