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
Bunnett, J. F. (2000). How much does one vote count in an election? Science (New York, N.Y.), 290(5498), 1895b.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kim, B. H., & Kwon, J. W. (2014). Metal catalyst for low-temperature growth of controlled zinc oxide nanowires on arbitrary substrates. Scientific Reports, 4, 4379.
A journal article with 3 authors
Armbrecht, I., Perfecto, I., & Vandermeer, J. (2004). Enigmatic biodiversity correlations: ant diversity responds to diverse resources. Science (New York, N.Y.), 304(5668), 284–286.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Hurlstone, A. F. L., Haramis, A.-P. G., Wienholds, E., Begthel, H., Korving, J., Van Eeden, F., … Clevers, H. (2003). The Wnt/beta-catenin pathway regulates cardiac valve formation. Nature, 425(6958), 633–637.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Fight, A. (2004). Understanding International Bank Risk. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
An edited book
Cabrera, P. J. (2009). iPhone Games Projects (J. Bondo, A. Fothergill, B. Greenstone, O. Hennessy, M. Kasprzak, M. Lee, … C. Kane, Eds.). Berkeley, CA: Apress.
A chapter in an edited book
Zacher, J. (2015). Synovectomy of Rheumatoid Joints. In W. U. Kampen & M. Fischer (Eds.), Local Treatment of Inflammatory Joint Diseases: Benefits and Risks (pp. 71–78). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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
O`Callaghan, J. (2016, December 23). Say Hello To The World’s Smallest Snowman.


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. (1982). The Requirements Determination Process Can Be Improved at NASA’s Langley Research Center (No. PLRD-82-56). 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
Nambiar, V. R. (2012). A Grounded Theory Study on Business Excellence Models in the United Arab Emirates (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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. (2008, February 26). Justices Weigh if Cash Hidden Is Cash Laundered. New York Times, p. A16.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bunnett, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Bunnett, 2000; Kim & Kwon, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Kim & Kwon, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Armbrecht, Perfecto, & Vandermeer, 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Hurlstone et al., 2003)

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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