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
Scudellari, Megan. “Drug Development: Mix and Match.” Nature 521, no. 7551 (May 14, 2015): S12-4.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lord, Kristin M., and Vaughan C. Turekian. “Science and Society. Time for a New Era of Science Diplomacy.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 315, no. 5813 (February 9, 2007): 769–70.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhang, Yali V., Jinfei Ni, and Craig Montell. “The Molecular Basis for Attractive Salt-Taste Coding in Drosophila.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 340, no. 6138 (June 14, 2013): 1334–38.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Scheffler, Marc, Martin Dressel, Martin Jourdan, and Hermann Adrian. “Extremely Slow Drude Relaxation of Correlated Electrons.” Nature 438, no. 7071 (December 22, 2005): 1135–37.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Manasreh, Omar. Introduction to Nanomaterials and Devices. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.
An edited book
Long, Eugene Thomas, and Patrick Horn, eds. Ethics of Belief: Essays in Tribute to D.Z. Phillips. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
Herranz, Javier, Jordi Nin, and Vicenç Torra. “Distributed Privacy-Preserving Methods for Statistical Disclosure Control.” In Data Privacy Management and Autonomous Spontaneous Security: 4th International Workshop, DPM 2009 and Second International Workshop, SETOP 2009, St. Malo, France, September 24-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers, edited by Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Guillermo Navarro-Arribas, Nora Cuppens-Boulahia, and Yves Roudier, 33–47. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2010.

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, Elise. “Small Galaxies Contributed More To The Early Universe Than Once Thought.” IFLScience. IFLScience, July 8, 2014.


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. “Executive Guide: Best Practices in Achieving Consistent, Accurate Physical Counts of Inventory and Related Property.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, July 1, 2001.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Friedman, Daniel Evan. “Characterization of Organic Matter in Suspended Sediments Via Pyrolysis and Oxidation.” Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana, 2017.

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
Kolomatsky, Michael. “Career Over, Where to Move?” New York Times, April 28, 2017.

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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