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
Bohannon, J., 2007. Science careers. From greener production to carbon trading: sustainable energy careers. Science 315, 868–869.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kong, D., Ma, C., 2014. Acquisition of ephemeral module in roots: a new view and test. Sci. Rep. 4, 5078.
A journal article with 3 authors
Convertito, V., Catalli, F., Emolo, A., 2013. Combining stress transfer and source directivity: the case of the 2012 Emilia seismic sequence. Sci. Rep. 3, 3114.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Lin, D., Pan, J., Huang, H., Chen, G., Qiu, S., Shi, H., Chen, W., Yu, Y., Feng, S., Chen, R., 2014. Label-free blood plasma test based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering for tumor stages detection in nasopharyngeal cancer. Sci. Rep. 4, 4751.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gladon, R.J., Graves, W.R., Kelly, J.M., 2011. Getting Published in the Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Miele, V., Trinci, M. (Eds.), 2015. Imaging Trauma and Polytrauma in Pediatric Patients. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Verrier, R.L., 2008. Neural Regulation of the Heart in Health and Disease, in: Gussak, I., Antzelevitch, C., Wilde, A.A.M., Friedman, P.A., Ackerman, M.J., Shen, W.-K. (Eds.), Electrical Diseases of the Heart: Genetics, Mechanisms, Treatment, Prevention. Springer, London, pp. 52–64.

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., 2014. Should Dying Patients Have The Right To Access Experimental Treatments? [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, 2004. Aviation Security: Private Screening Contractors Have Little Flexibility to Implement Innovative Approaches (No. GAO-04-505T). 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
White, B.D., 2015. Implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support at the High School Level (Doctoral dissertation). Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO.

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, R., 1993. Mortality Tale. New York Times 711.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bohannon, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Bohannon, 2007; Kong and Ma, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Kong and Ma, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Lin et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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