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
Highfield, R. “ESSAYS ON SCIENCE AND SOCIETY: Selling Science to the Public.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 289, no. 5476 (July 7, 2000): 59.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jia, C. L., and K. Urban. “Atomic-Resolution Measurement of Oxygen Concentration in Oxide Materials.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 303, no. 5666 (March 26, 2004): 2001–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
Solov’yov, Ilia A., Tatiana Domratcheva, and Klaus Schulten. “Separation of Photo-Induced Radical Pair in Cryptochrome to a Functionally Critical Distance.” Scientific Reports 4 (January 24, 2014): 3845.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Etienne, Rampal S., Andrew M. Latimer, John A. Silander Jr, and Richard M. Cowling. “Comment on ‘Neutral Ecological Theory Reveals Isolation and Rapid Speciation in a Biodiversity Hot Spot.’” Science (New York, N.Y.) 311, no. 5761 (February 3, 2006): 610.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McDonnell, Gerald, and Denise Sheard. A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2012.
An edited book
León, Beatriz. From Robot to Human Grasping Simulation. Edited by Antonio Morales and Joaquín Sancho-Bru. Vol. 19. Cognitive Systems Monographs. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Loh, Christian Sebastian, and Yanyan Sheng. “Measuring Expert Performance for Serious Games Analytics: From Data to Insights.” In Serious Games Analytics: Methodologies for Performance Measurement, Assessment, and Improvement, edited by Christian Sebastian Loh, Yanyan Sheng, and Dirk Ifenthaler, 101–34. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015.

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. “Is Talking To Yourself A Sign Of Mental Illness? An Expert Delivers Her Verdict.” IFLScience. IFLScience, May 20, 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. “Ownership by Minority, Female, and Disadvantaged Firms in the Pipeline Industry.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, August 2, 2012.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Nersisyan, Hayarpi A. “Armenian American Student Perceptions of Campus Climate: Examining the Conditions That Support or Inhibit Their College Experience.” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 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
Wagner, James. “Mets’ Pick for Manager Is Heavy on Pitching and Youth.” New York Times, October 22, 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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