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
Dlakic M (2001) Is CdtB a nuclease or a phosphatase? Science 291:547
A journal article with 2 authors
Jackson SP, Bartek J (2009) The DNA-damage response in human biology and disease. Nature 461:1071–1078
A journal article with 3 authors
Tagkopoulos I, Liu Y-C, Tavazoie S (2008) Predictive behavior within microbial genetic networks. Science 320:1313–1317
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Smith GCS, Stenhouse EJ, Crossley JA, et al (2002) Early-pregnancy origins of low birth weight. Nature 417:916

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Donham KJ, Thelin A (2016) Agricultural Medicine. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Ostwald MJ (2016) The Fractal Dimension of Architecture. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Vinod Kumar TM, Bimal P (2015) E-Governance for Public Realm: Around Panniyankara Monorail Station, Kozhikode, Kerala. In: Vinod Kumar TM (ed) E-Governance for Smart Cities. Springer, Singapore, pp 99–157

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
Taub B (2016) Relatives Of Schizophrenics Share Some Of Their Brain Abnormalities – So Why Don’t They Suffer From The Condition? 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 (1974) Problems in Providing Education Overseas for Dependents of U.S. Personnel. 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
Gibb A (2012) Implementing U.S. security strategy in the 21st century: A three-part examination of the evolving role of the military in American foreign and security policy. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina

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
Steel E (2017) Murdoch Son’s Rebuke of Trump May Signal a Shift. New York Times A12

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dlakic 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Dlakic 2001; Jackson and Bartek 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Jackson and Bartek 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Smith 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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