How to format your references using the Latin American Economic Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Latin American Economic Review. 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
Edwards RL (2010) Climate change. Ice age rhythms. Science 327:790–791
A journal article with 2 authors
Reynolds JD, Freckleton RP (2005) Ecology. Population dynamics: growing to extremes. Science 309:567–568
A journal article with 3 authors
Song W, Kinloch IA, Windle AH (2003) Nematic liquid crystallinity of multiwall carbon nanotubes. Science 302:1363
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Clutton-Brock TH, Coulson TN, Milner-Gulland EJ, et al (2002) Sex differences in emigration and mortality affect optimal management of deer populations. Nature 415:633–637

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Benatar D (2012) The Second Sexism. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
Di Valentin C, Botti S, Cococcioni M (eds) (2014) First Principles Approaches to Spectroscopic Properties of Complex Materials. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Pelcat M, Aridhi S, Piat J, Nezan J-F (2013) Rapid Prototyping and Programming Multi-Core Architectures. In: Aridhi S, Piat J, Nezan J-F (eds) Physical Layer Multi-Core Prototyping: A Dataflow-Based Approach for LTE eNodeB. Springer, London, pp 77–102

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 Latin American Economic Review.

Blog post
Luntz S (2014) Medical Marijuana Shows Promise Against Autoimmune Diseases. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (2011) Public Transportation: Washington Metro Could Benefit from Clarified Board Roles and Responsibilities, Improved Strategic Planning. 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
Thompson P (2012) An exploratory study of work-related imagined interactions with real-life coworkers. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University

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
Vecsey G (2010) Wilpons First Need To Replace Mind-Set. New York Times B11

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Edwards 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Reynolds and Freckleton 2005; Edwards 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Reynolds and Freckleton 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Clutton-Brock et al. 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleLatin American Economic Review
AbbreviationLat. Am. Econ. Rev.
ISSN (print)2198-3526
ISSN (online)2196-436X
ScopeGeneral Economics, Econometrics and Finance

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