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
Manasse, H.R., Jr, 2005. Public health. Conscientious objection and the pharmacist. Science 308, 1558–1559.
A journal article with 2 authors
Novas, F.E., Pol, D., 2005. New evidence on deinonychosaurian dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia. Nature 433, 858–861.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hasnaoui, A., Van Swygenhoven, H., Derlet, P.M., 2003. Dimples on nanocrystalline fracture surfaces as evidence for shear plane formation. Science 300, 1550–1552.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hänsel, W., Hommelhoff, P., Hänsch, T.W., Reichel, J., 2001. Bose-Einstein condensation on a microelectronic chip. Nature 413, 498–501.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Janovy, J., Esch, G.W., 2016. A Century of Parasitology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
McGee, R.W. (Ed.), 2008. Taxation and Public Finance in Transition and Developing Economies. Springer US, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
Houmani, H., Rabhi, M., Abdelly, C., Debez, A., 2015. Implication of Rhizosphere Acidification in Nutrient Uptake by Plants: Cases of Potassium (K), Phosphorus (P), and Iron (Fe), in: Hakeem, K.R. (Ed.), Crop Production and Global Environmental Issues. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 103–122.

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
Andrew, E., 2015. Immunotherapy Drugs Could Herald New Era In Cancer Treatment [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, 1999. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Additional Work Remains to Ensure Delivery of Critical Services (No. T-AIMD-99-143). 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
Brown, C.E., 2013. Sources for the reevaluation of George Frederick Root’s career: The autobiography & a secular cantata (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
Shpigel, B., 2016. Listen for the Ball, Then Try to Stop It. New York Times B12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Manasse, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Manasse, 2005; Novas and Pol, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Novas and Pol, 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Hänsel et al., 2001)

About the journal

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

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