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
Thompson, Scott M. “Neuroscience. Matching at the Synapse.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 308, no. 5723 (May 6, 2005): 800–801.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ganopolski, A., and S. Rahmstorf. “Rapid Changes of Glacial Climate Simulated in a Coupled Climate Model.” Nature 409, no. 6817 (January 11, 2001): 153–58.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhang, Chi, C. T. Chan, and Xinhua Hu. “Broadband Focusing and Collimation of Water Waves by Zero Refractive Index.” Scientific Reports 4 (November 10, 2014): 6979.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Zhou, Yiming, Philip Castonguay, Eriene-Heidi Sidhom, Abbe R. Clark, Moran Dvela-Levitt, Sookyung Kim, Jonas Sieber, et al. “A Small-Molecule Inhibitor of TRPC5 Ion Channels Suppresses Progressive Kidney Disease in Animal Models.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 358, no. 6368 (December 8, 2017): 1332–36.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Moll, Wolfgang, and Annika Moll. Schallschutz Im Wohnungsbau. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2011.
An edited book
Kassing, Rainer, Plamen Petkov, Wilhelm Kulisch, and Cyril Popov, eds. Functional Properties of Nanostructured Materials. Vol. 223. Nato Science Series. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Balsa-Canto, Eva, and Julio R. Banga. “Computational Procedures for Model Identification.” In Systems Biology for Signaling Networks, edited by Sangdun Choi, 111–37. Systems Biology. New York, NY: 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
Luntz, Stephen. “Amazing Animation Compares The Mass Of Various Objects In The Solar System.” IFLScience. IFLScience, February 28, 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. “GAO Report on Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Highway Trust Fund Excise Taxes.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, February 25, 2000.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Battaglia, Mario. “Presenting a Pluralized Past: Assessing the Efficacy of Multivocal, Bison-Themed Lesson Units as a Public Education and Outreach Strategy for Archaeology.” Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona, 2015.

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
Grundfest, Joseph A., Mark A. Lemley, and George G. Triantis. “Getting More Bang for the Fed’s Buck.” New York Times, October 24, 2012.

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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