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
Payne MR (2013) Fisheries: climate change at the dinner table. Nature 497:320–321
A journal article with 2 authors
Seelig JD, Jayaraman V (2015) Neural dynamics for landmark orientation and angular path integration. Nature 521:186–191
A journal article with 3 authors
Gess RW, Coates MI, Rubidge BS (2006) A lamprey from the Devonian period of South Africa. Nature 443:981–984
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Bostick M, Kim JK, Estève P-O, et al (2007) UHRF1 plays a role in maintaining DNA methylation in mammalian cells. Science 317:1760–1764

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sailor W (2009) Making RTI Work. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA, USA
An edited book
Swenson ER, Bärtsch P (eds) (2014) High Altitude: Human Adaptation to Hypoxia. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Alomari EA, Monowar MM (2014) Towards Data Confidentiality and Portability in Cloud Storage. In: Marcus A (ed) Design, User Experience, and Usability. User Experience Design for Diverse Interaction Platforms and Environments: Third International Conference, DUXU 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part II. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 38–49

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) New Brightly Colored Lizard Named After David Attenborough. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (1979) Science and Engineering Manpower Forecasting: Its Use in Policymaking. 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
Lowden MR (2008) Genesis of end-to-end chromosome fusions. 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
(nyt) SK (2003) World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Church Freezes Ties With Episcopalians. New York Times A6

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Payne 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Payne 2013; Seelig and Jayaraman 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Seelig and Jayaraman 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Bostick et al. 2007)

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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