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
Chapman HN (2008) Applied physics. Focus on x-ray diffraction. Science 321:352–353
A journal article with 2 authors
Longhi S, Della Valle G (2013) Floquet bound states in the continuum. Sci Rep 3:2219
A journal article with 3 authors
Jones MR, Seeman NC, Mirkin CA (2015) Nanomaterials. Programmable materials and the nature of the DNA bond. Science 347:1260901
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Aizenberg J, Weaver JC, Thanawala MS, et al (2005) Skeleton of Euplectella sp.: structural hierarchy from the nanoscale to the macroscale. Science 309:275–278

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
de Gyurky SM (2006) The Cognitive Dynamics of Computer Science. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Suárez JC, Garrido R, Balona LA, Christensen-Dalsgaard J (eds) (2013) Stellar Pulsations: Impact of New Instrumentation and New Insights. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Zwick B, Joldes GR, Wittek A, Miller K (2015) Numerical Algorithm for Simulation of Soft Tissue Swelling and Shrinking in a Total Lagrangian Explicit Dynamics Framework. In: Doyle B, Miller K, Wittek A, Nielsen PMF (eds) Computational Biomechanics for Medicine: New Approaches and New Applications. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 37–46

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
Davis J (2017) Carbon Emissions In The UK The Lowest Since 1894. 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) Cost and Legal Authority for Selected Financial Literacy Programs and Activities. 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
Meeks JD (2009) From the belly of the HUAC: The HUAC investigations of Hollywood, 1947–1952. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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
Zuckert B (2016) Desperately Searching for Track 16. New York Times A20

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Chapman 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Chapman 2008; Longhi and Della Valle 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Longhi and Della Valle 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Aizenberg et al. 2005)

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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