How to format your references using the Economia Politica citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Economia Politica. 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
Helgen, K. M. (2011). Evolution. The mammal family tree. Science (New York, N.Y.), 334(6055), 458–459.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rowitch, D. H., & Kriegstein, A. R. (2010). Developmental genetics of vertebrate glial-cell specification. Nature, 468(7321), 214–222.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hwang, H., Opresko, P., & Myong, S. (2014). Single-molecule real-time detection of telomerase extension activity. Scientific reports, 4, 6391.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Maruyama, N., Maruyama, F., Takeuchi, Y., Aikawa, C., Izumi, Y., & Nakagawa, I. (2014). Intraindividual variation in core microbiota in peri-implantitis and periodontitis. Scientific reports, 4, 6602.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bonilla, L. L., & Teitsworth, S. W. (2010). Nonlinear Wave Methods for Charge Transport. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Kusano, T., & Suzuki, H. (Eds.). (2015). Polyamines: A Universal Molecular Nexus for Growth, Survival, and Specialized Metabolism. Tokyo: Springer Japan.
A chapter in an edited book
Hakeem, F. B., Haberfeld, M. R., & Verma, A. (2012). Human Rights and Islamic Law. In M. R. Haberfeld & A. Verma (Eds.), Policing Muslim Communities: Comparative International Context (pp. 41–57). New York, NY: Springer.

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 Economia Politica.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J. (2017, February 22). Breakthrough In Search For Life As Seven Earth-Sized Worlds Found Orbiting Nearby Star. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (2007). Joint Planning and Development Office: Progress and Key Issues in Planning the Transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (No. GAO-07-693T). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Calhoun, G. F. (2009). Limit theory for overfit models (Doctoral dissertation). University of California San Diego, La Jolla, 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
Greenhouse, L. (2007, October 1). Justices, Already Split, Commence Work on a Polarizing New Docket. New York Times, p. A17.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Helgen 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Helgen 2011; Rowitch and Kriegstein 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Rowitch and Kriegstein 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Maruyama et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleEconomia Politica
AbbreviationEcon. Polit.
ISSN (print)1120-2890
ISSN (online)1973-820X
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics
Sociology and Political Science

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