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
Koenig, R., 2000. EUROPEAN SCIENCE: Urgent Call for Research Overhaul. Science 289, 523a–4a.
A journal article with 2 authors
Boehme, C., McCamey, D.R., 2012. Physics. Nuclear-spin quantum memory poised to take the lead. Science 336, 1239–1240.
A journal article with 3 authors
Trumbore, S., Brando, P., Hartmann, H., 2015. Forest health and global change. Science 349, 814–818.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Zachos, J.C., Shackleton, N.J., Revenaugh, J.S., Pälike, H., Flower, B.P., 2001. Climate response to orbital forcing across the Oligocene-Miocene boundary. Science 292, 274–278.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Boberski, V., 2010. Community Banking Strategies. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Traum, D., Swartout, W., Khooshabeh, P., Kopp, S., Scherer, S., Leuski, A. (Eds.), 2016. Intelligent Virtual Agents: 16th International Conference, IVA 2016, Los Angeles, CA, USA, September 20–23, 2016, Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Zerlenga, O., 2016. Federico Commandino (1509–1575), in: Cigola, M. (Ed.), Distinguished Figures in Descriptive Geometry and Its Applications for Mechanism Science: From the Middle Ages to the 17th Century, History of Mechanism and Machine Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 99–128.

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, D., 2015. Trinity College Create Worlds Smallest Shamrock [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, 1999. National Airspace System: Review of FAA’s Spending for Operations (No. RCED/OGC/AIMD-99-222R). 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
Samel, C., 2014. Imagination and negotiation: Motivations for Cambodian women to marry Cambodian American men (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
Eddy, M., 2017. Merkel Calls Violence Stemming From Rally ‘Racist’ and ‘Horrifying.’ New York Times A13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Koenig, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Boehme and McCamey, 2012; Koenig, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Boehme and McCamey, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Zachos et al., 2001)

About the journal

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

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