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
Couzin, Jennifer. “Social Science. Friendship as a Health Factor.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 323, no. 5913 (January 23, 2009): 454–57.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mishra, Santosh K., and Mark A. Hoon. “The Cells and Circuitry for Itch Responses in Mice.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 340, no. 6135 (May 24, 2013): 968–71.
A journal article with 3 authors
Head, James N., H. Jay Melosh, and Boris A. Ivanov. “Martian Meteorite Launch: High-Speed Ejecta from Small Craters.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 298, no. 5599 (November 29, 2002): 1752–56.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Ryu, Dongsu, Hyesung Kang, Jungyeon Cho, and Santabrata Das. “Turbulence and Magnetic Fields in the Large-Scale Structure of the Universe.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 320, no. 5878 (May 16, 2008): 909–12.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Murti, Yvgs, and C. Vijayan. Essentials of Nonlinear Optics. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2014.
An edited book
Washio, Takashi, and Jun Luo, eds. Emerging Trends in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining: PAKDD 2012 International Workshops: DMHM, GeoDoc, 3Clust, and DSDM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 29 – June 1, 2012, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 7769. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Subramaniam, Malayannan, Thomas C. Spelsberg, and Nalini Marie Rajamannan. “Experimental Evidence for the Role of Atherosclerosis in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease.” In Cardiac Valvular Medicine, edited by Nalini M. Rajamannan, 23–33. London: Springer, 2013.

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
Luntz, Stephen. “Male Birds Like Neighbors With Similar Personality.” IFLScience. IFLScience, May 11, 2017.


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. “New Chicago-Area Airport: Site Comparison, Selection Process, and Federal Funding.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, February 22, 1993.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Grether, Scott. “All You Need Is Love? An Examination of Interracial Divorce.” Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University, 2012.

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
Saslow, Linda. “Study to Help Coordinate Transportation Solutions.” New York Times, December 10, 2006.

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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