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
Shen MM (2015) Cancer: The complex seeds of metastasis. Nature 520:298–299
A journal article with 2 authors
Carter NJ, Cross RA (2005) Mechanics of the kinesin step. Nature 435:308–312
A journal article with 3 authors
Nemoto S, Fergusson MM, Finkel T (2004) Nutrient availability regulates SIRT1 through a forkhead-dependent pathway. Science 306:2105–2108
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Riddell BE, Beamish RJ, Richards LJ, Candy JR (2008) Comment on “Declining wild salmon populations in relation to parasites from farm salmon.” Science 322:1790; author reply 1790

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ruppel W (2014) GAAP for Governments 2014. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey
An edited book
Neeb K-H, Pianzola A (eds) (2011) Developments and Trends in Infinite-Dimensional Lie Theory. Birkhäuser, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
Conti N, Memoli V (2016) One or Many EUs? In: Memoli V (ed) Citizens, Europe and the Media: Have New Media made Citizens more Eurosceptical? Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 47–68

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 (2015) Global Coral Bleaching Event Declared. 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 (1991) Aerospace Plane Technology: Research and Development Efforts in Japan and Australia. 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
Valley MT (2010) Deciphering the function of granule cell interneurons in the mouse main olfactory bulb: Insights from adult neurogenesis and local-field potentials. Doctoral dissertation, Columbia 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
Signer M (2017) Charlottesville Will Move On. New York Times A21

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Shen 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Carter and Cross 2005; Shen 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Carter and Cross 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Riddell et al. 2008)

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

Other styles