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
Colliex C (2015) Applied physics. Taking temperature at the nanoscale. Science 347:611–612
A journal article with 2 authors
Rascón C, Parry AO (2000) Geometry-dominated fluid adsorption on sculpted solid substrates. Nature 407:986–989
A journal article with 3 authors
Joo W, Hippenmeyer S, Luo L (2014) Neurodevelopment. Dendrite morphogenesis depends on relative levels of NT-3/TrkC signaling. Science 346:626–629
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Rupert PB, Massey AP, Sigurdsson ST, Ferré-D’Amaré AR (2002) Transition state stabilization by a catalytic RNA. Science 298:1421–1424

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Olsen D (2015) The Lean Product Playbook. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Awad AI, Hassaballah M (eds) (2016) Image Feature Detectors and Descriptors: Foundations and Applications, 1st ed. 2016. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Grinin L, Korotayev A (2015) Afterword: The Great Convergence and Possible Increase in Global Instability, or the World Without an Absolute Leader. In: Korotayev A (ed) Great Divergence and Great Convergence: A Global Perspective. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 159–166

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
Andrew E (2016) Hypospadias: The Cause Of Penis Malformation Is Still A Matter Of Debate. 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 (1992) Aviation Safety: Progress on FAA Safety Indicators Program Slow and Challenges Remain. 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
Ganatra VA (2012) Impact of the media on body image and eating disorders. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Wagner J (2016) Mets Lose Game but Not Any Ground. 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 (Colliex 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Rascón and Parry 2000; Colliex 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Rascón and Parry 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Rupert 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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