How to format your references using the Investigaciones de Historia Económica citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Investigaciones de Historia 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
Ward, B.B., 2013. Oceans. How nitrogen is lost. Science 341, 352–353.
A journal article with 2 authors
Romney, D.K., Miller, S.J., 2015. Chemistry. Climbing Jacob’s ladder. Science 347, 829.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hoskinson, E., Packard, R.E., Haard, T.M., 2005. Oscillatory motion: quantum whistling in superfluid helium-4. Nature 433, 376.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
van Oijen, A.M., Blainey, P.C., Crampton, D.J., Richardson, C.C., Ellenberger, T., Xie, X.S., 2003. Single-molecule kinetics of lambda exonuclease reveal base dependence and dynamic disorder. Science 301, 1235–1238.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Flynn, J.R., 2012. How to Improve Your Mind. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Youtsos, A.G. (Ed.), 2006. Residual Stress and Its Effects on Fatigue and Fracture: Proceedings of a Special Symposium held within the 16th European Conference of Fracture – ECF16, Alexandroupolis, Greece, 3-7 July 2006. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Overbeck, R., Sendrier, N., 2009. Code-based cryptography, in: Bernstein, D.J., Buchmann, J., Dahmen, E. (Eds.), Post-Quantum Cryptography. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 95–145.

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.

Blog post
Andrews, R., 2017. Climate Change Denier Scott Pruitt Confirmed As Head Of EPA [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, 2003. Geographic Information Systems: Challenges to Effective Data Sharing (No. GAO-03-874T). 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
Nagarajah, B.A., 2017. The influence of professional training and personal factors on technostress: A correlational study (Doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

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
Barron, J., 2017. Trinity Church Is Sued For Moving a Sculpture. New York Times C3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ward, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Romney and Miller, 2015; Ward, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Romney and Miller, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (van Oijen et al., 2003)

About the journal

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

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