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
Rey, F.A., 2013. Dengue virus: two hosts, two structures. Nature 497, 443–444.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hu, E.M., Cowie, L.L., 2006. High-redshift galaxy populations. Nature 440, 1145–1150.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tomishige, M., Klopfenstein, D.R., Vale, R.D., 2002. Conversion of Unc104/KIF1A kinesin into a processive motor after dimerization. Science 297, 2263–2267.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
He, R.-H., Hashimoto, M., Karapetyan, H., Koralek, J.D., Hinton, J.P., Testaud, J.P., Nathan, V., Yoshida, Y., Yao, H., Tanaka, K., Meevasana, W., Moore, R.G., Lu, D.H., Mo, S.-K., Ishikado, M., Eisaki, H., Hussain, Z., Devereaux, T.P., Kivelson, S.A., Orenstein, J., Kapitulnik, A., Shen, Z.-X., 2011. From a single-band metal to a high-temperature superconductor via two thermal phase transitions. Science 331, 1579–1583.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Micouin, P., 2014. Model-Based Systems Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
France, B., Compton, V. (Eds.), 2012. Bringing Communities Together: Connecting Learners with Scientists or Technologists. SensePublishers, Rotterdam.
A chapter in an edited book
Ashar, N.G., Golwalkar, K.R., 2013. Innovations/Modifications in the technology for the manufacture of Sulphuric Acid, in: Golwalkar, K.R. (Ed.), A Practical Guide to the Manufacture of Sulfuric Acid, Oleums, and Sulfonating Agents. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 53–65.

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. Antibiotic Overuse Might Be Why So Many People Have Allergies [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, 1995. Comments on Deletion of FTS 2000 Provision from 1996 Appropriation Act (No. B-261944). 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
Stevens, S., 2017. Aboard and Beyond (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
Kishkovsky, S., 2014. Rev. Gleb Yakunin, 80, Russian Priest and Dissident. New York Times B14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rey, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Hu and Cowie, 2006; Rey, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Hu and Cowie, 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (He et al., 2011)

About the journal

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

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