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
Sincell, M., 2000. PLANETARY SCIENCE: Newfound Worlds Hint at Hard-Knock Life. Science 289, 1125.
A journal article with 2 authors
Thorsteinsdóttir, H., Sáenz, T.W., 2012. History of science. Tackling meningitis in Africa. Science 338, 1546–1547.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kirn, T.J., Jude, B.A., Taylor, R.K., 2005. A colonization factor links Vibrio cholerae environmental survival and human infection. Nature 438, 863–866.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Bonhoeffer, S., Chappey, C., Parkin, N.T., Whitcomb, J.M., Petropoulos, C.J., 2004. Evidence for positive epistasis in HIV-1. Science 306, 1547–1550.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wright, J.R., Cooper, J.E., 2014. Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Zong, C., Nie, J.-Y., Zhao, D., Feng, Y. (Eds.), 2014. Natural Language Processing and Chinese Computing: Third CCF Conference, NLPCC 2014, Shenzhen, China, December 5-9, 2014. Proceedings, Communications in Computer and Information Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Ernst, A., 2013. Acanthoclema (Rhabdomesina, Cryptostomata) from the Devonian of Europe, in: Ernst, A., Schäfer, P., Scholz, J. (Eds.), Bryozoan Studies 2010, Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 45–58.

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
Andrew, D., 2017. Weekend Warrior Exercise: Is It Good For You? [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, 2001. Land Management Systems: BLM’s Actions to Improve Information Technology Management (No. GAO-01-282). 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
Blicha, E.A., 2015. Music therapy program for older adults: A grant proposal (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
Poniewozik, J., 2016. Goodbye, Mr. Medium. New York Times C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sincell, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Sincell, 2000; Thorsteinsdóttir and Sáenz, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Thorsteinsdóttir and Sáenz, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Bonhoeffer et al., 2004)

About the journal

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

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