How to format your references using the Investigaciones de Historia Económica - Economic History Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Investigaciones de Historia Económica - Economic History Research. 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
Jha, A., 2000. Britain turns its attention to nanotech transfer. Nature 408, 620–621.
A journal article with 2 authors
Blander, J.M., Medzhitov, R., 2006. Toll-dependent selection of microbial antigens for presentation by dendritic cells. Nature 440, 808–812.
A journal article with 3 authors
Majumdar, S., Singh, A., Rio, D.C., 2013. The human THAP9 gene encodes an active P-element DNA transposase. Science 339, 446–448.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Jeon, S., Jang, J.Y., Youn, J.R., Jeong, J.-H., Brenner, H., Song, Y.S., 2013. Fullerene embedded shape memory nanolens array. Sci. Rep. 3, 3269.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Silvapulle, M.J., Sen, P.K., 2001. Constrained Statistical Inference: Inequality, Order, and Shape Restrictions, Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Leff, A., 2014. Alexia: Diagnosis, Treatment and Theory. Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Mulvey, J.M., Erkan, H.G., 2009. An Enterprise Risk Management Model for Supply Chains, in: Chaovalitwongse, W., Furman, K.C., Pardalos, P.M. (Eds.), Optimization and Logistics Challenges in the Enterprise, Springer Optimization and Its Applications. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp. 177–189.

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 Investigaciones de Historia Económica - Economic History Research.

Blog post
Luntz, S., 2014. MERS Virus Emerges In US [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, 2002. Intercity Passenger Rail: Potential Financial Issues in the Event That Amtrak Undergoes Liquidation (No. GAO-02-871). 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
Kweider, N.M., 2014. Reading comprehension among Arabic Heritage Language Learners and the Simple View of Reading model (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, 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
Detrick, B., 2017. A Beachside Rave, by Way of Brooklyn. New York Times D6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Jha, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Blander and Medzhitov, 2006; Jha, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Blander and Medzhitov, 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Jeon et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleInvestigaciones de Historia Económica - Economic History Research
ISSN (print)1698-6989
Economics and Econometrics

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