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
Ballschmiter, K. (2002). Atmospheric chemistry. A marine source for alkyl nitrates. Science (New York, N.Y.), 297(5584), 1127–1128.
A journal article with 2 authors
Snook, R. R., & Hosken, D. J. (2004). Sperm death and dumping in Drosophila. Nature, 428(6986), 939–941.
A journal article with 3 authors
Moseley, R. L., Pulvermüller, F., & Shtyrov, Y. (2013). Sensorimotor semantics on the spot: brain activity dissociates between conceptual categories within 150 ms. Scientific Reports, 3, 1928.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Walker, L. M., Huber, M., Doores, K. J., Falkowska, E., Pejchal, R., Julien, J.-P., Wang, S.-K., Ramos, A., Chan-Hui, P.-Y., Moyle, M., Mitcham, J. L., Hammond, P. W., Olsen, O. A., Phung, P., Fling, S., Wong, C.-H., Phogat, S., Wrin, T., Simek, M. D., … Poignard, P. (2011). Broad neutralization coverage of HIV by multiple highly potent antibodies. Nature, 477(7365), 466–470.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Anderson, R. K. (2012). Visual Data Mining. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Kumar, A., & Zhang, D. (Eds.). (2010). Ethics and Policy of Biometrics: Third International Conference on Ethics and Policy of Biometrics and International Data Sharing, ICEB 2010, Hong Kong, January 4-5, 2010. Revised Papers (Vol. 6005). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Clair, R. P. (2013). Wednesday, August 11, 2010—New York City. In R. P. Clair (Ed.), Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues: A Case of Social Justice (pp. 19–24). SensePublishers.

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
Luntz, S. (2015, July 1). How the Jesus Lizard Evolved. 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. (2004). Transportation Security R&D: TSA and DHS Are Researching and Developing Technologies, but Need to Improve R&D Management (GAO-04-890). 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
Chen, M. S. (2014). Emergency shelter for abused and neglected elders A grant proposal project [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Vecsey, G. (2016, June 4). As a Butterfly or as a Bee, Ali Made an Impression. New York Times, D3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ballschmiter, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Ballschmiter, 2002; Snook & Hosken, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Snook & Hosken, 2004)
  • Three authors: (Moseley et al., 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Walker et al., 2011)

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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