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
Bland, P.A., 2008. Astronomy. Small-scale observations tell a cosmological story. Science 320, 61–62.
A journal article with 2 authors
Levitas, V.I., Attariani, H., 2013. Anisotropic compositional expansion and chemical potential for amorphous lithiated silicon under stress tensor. Sci. Rep. 3, 1615.
A journal article with 3 authors
Silva-Santos, B., Pennington, D.J., Hayday, A.C., 2005. Lymphotoxin-mediated regulation of gammadelta cell differentiation by alphabeta T cell progenitors. Science 307, 925–928.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Berns, D.M., Rudner, M.S., Valenzuela, S.O., Berggren, K.K., Oliver, W.D., Levitov, L.S., Orlando, T.P., 2008. Amplitude spectroscopy of a solid-state artificial atom. Nature 455, 51–57.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bonnet, P., 2013. Enterprise Data Governance. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Alberts, D., Hess, L.M. (Eds.), 2014. Fundamentals of Cancer Prevention, 3rd ed. 2014. ed. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Bastolla, U., Porto, M., Roman, H.E., Vendruscolo, M., 2007. The Structurally Constrained Neutral Model of Protein Evolution, in: Bastolla, U., Porto, M., Roman, H.E., Vendruscolo, M. (Eds.), Structural Approaches to Sequence Evolution: Molecules, Networks, Populations, Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 75–112.

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
Fang, J., 2015. Newly Discovered Ant Virus May Help Control Global Invader [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, 2010. License Suspensions for Nondriving Offenses: Practices in Four States That May Ease the Financial Impact on Low-Income Individuals (No. GAO-10-217). 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
Scuderi, N.F., 2010. Servant leadership and transformational leadership in church organizations (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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., 2007. As to the Direction of the Roberts Court: The Jury Is Still Out. New York Times A15.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bland, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Bland, 2008; Levitas and Attariani, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Levitas and Attariani, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Berns et al., 2008)

About the journal

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

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