How to format your references using the The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Rombough, Peter. “Development Rate: Modelling Developmental Time and Temperature.” Nature 424, no. 6946 (July 17, 2003): 268–69; discussion 270.
A journal article with 2 authors
Johnston, Keith P., and Parag S. Shah. “Materials Science. Making Nanoscale Materials with Supercritical Fluids.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 303, no. 5657 (January 23, 2004): 482–83.
A journal article with 3 authors
Majumdar, Sharmistha, Anita Singh, and Donald C. Rio. “The Human THAP9 Gene Encodes an Active P-Element DNA Transposase.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 339, no. 6118 (January 25, 2013): 446–48.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Linn, Marcia C., Hee-Sun Lee, Robert Tinker, Freda Husic, and Jennifer L. Chiu. “Inquiry Learning. Teaching and Assessing Knowledge Integration in Science.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 313, no. 5790 (August 25, 2006): 1049–50.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chapman, Robert J. Simple Tools and Techniques for Enterprise Risk Management. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2012.
An edited book
Banagl, Markus, and Denis Vogel, eds. The Mathematics of Knots: Theory and Application. Vol. 1. Contributions in Mathematical and Computational Sciences. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Kiayias, Aggelos, and Hong-Sheng Zhou. “Concurrent Blind Signatures Without Random Oracles.” In Security and Cryptography for Networks: 5th International Conference, SCN 2006, Maiori, Italy, September 6-8, 2006. Proceedings, edited by Roberto De Prisco and Moti Yung, 49–62. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2006.

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 The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought.

Blog post
Andrew, Danielle. “Humans Are Still Evolving But In Ways That Might Surprise You.” IFLScience. IFLScience, November 16, 2016.


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. “FCC: Flexible Service Offerings in the Commercial Mobile Radio Services.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, September 12, 1996.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Spowart, Sara A. “Long-Term Mindfulness Meditation: Anxiety, Depression, Stress and Pain, Is There A Connection For Public Health?” Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida, 2014.

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
Crow, Kelly. “Seeking to Preserve the Site Where a Famed Ancestor Traded.” New York Times, January 26, 2003.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text

About the journal

Full journal titleThe European Journal of the History of Economic Thought
AbbreviationEur. J. Hist. Econ. Thought
ISSN (print)0967-2567
ISSN (online)1469-5936
ScopeGeneral Arts and Humanities
History and Philosophy of Science
Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)

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