How to format your references using the Ensayos sobre Política Económica citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Ensayos sobre Política Económica. 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
Michel-Kerjan, E. (2015). Effective risk response needs a prepared mindset. Nature, 517(7535), 413.
A journal article with 2 authors
Levy-Lahad, E., & Plon, S. E. (2003). Cancer. A risky business--assessing breast cancer risk. Science (New York, N.Y.), 302(5645), 574–575.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hines, P. J., Wible, B., & McCartney, M. (2010). Science, language, and literacy. Learning to read, reading to learn. Introduction. Science (New York, N.Y.), 328(5977), 447.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Keerthi, A., Geim, A. K., Janardanan, A., Rooney, A. P., Esfandiar, A., Hu, S., Dar, S. A., Grigorieva, I. V., Haigh, S. J., Wang, F. C., & Radha, B. (2018). Ballistic molecular transport through two-dimensional channels. Nature, 558(7710), 420–424.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Arden, J. B., & Linford, L. (2008). Brain-Based Therapy with Adults. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
van Veldhoven, R. H. M. (2011). Robust Sigma Delta Converters: And Their Application in Low-Power Highly-Digitized Flexible Receivers (A. H. M. van Roermund, Ed.). Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Lefebvre, C., Lim, W. K., Basso, K., Favera, R. D., & Califano, A. (2007). A Context-Specific Network of Protein-DNA and Protein-Protein Interactions Reveals New Regulatory Motifs in Human B Cells. In T. Ideker & V. Bafna (Eds.), Systems Biology and Computational Proteomics: Joint RECOMB 2006 Satellite Workshops on Systems Biology and on Computational Proteomics, San Diego, CA, USA, December 1-3, 2006, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 42–56). 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 Ensayos sobre Política Económica.

Blog post
Taub, B. (2016, August 9). Your Brain Is Designed For Reading Even Before You Learn Your ABCs. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (2012). Commercial Space Transportation: Industry Trends, Government Challenges, and International Competitiveness Issues (GAO-12-836T). 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
Mahiko, J. (2017). Community Connections: Supporting Rural Youth with Disabilities Who Are Work-Bound [Doctoral dissertation]. Capella University.

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
Rojas, R., & Mueller, B. (2015, October 16). Conflicting Accounts Emerge on What Set Off Deadly Violence at Upstate Church. New York Times, A26.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Michel-Kerjan, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Levy-Lahad & Plon, 2003; Michel-Kerjan, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Levy-Lahad & Plon, 2003)
  • Three authors: (Hines et al., 2010)
  • 6 or more authors: (Keerthi et al., 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleEnsayos sobre Política Económica
ISSN (print)0120-4483
ScopeEconomics and Econometrics
Political Science and International Relations

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