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
Smaglik, Paul. “A Moving Story.” Nature 421, no. 6924 (February 13, 2003): 765.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hinchliffe, Philip, and Leonid A. Sazanov. “Organization of Iron-Sulfur Clusters in Respiratory Complex I.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 309, no. 5735 (July 29, 2005): 771–74.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rouxel, Olivier J., Andrey Bekker, and Katrina J. Edwards. “Iron Isotope Constraints on the Archean and Paleoproterozoic Ocean Redox State.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 307, no. 5712 (February 18, 2005): 1088–91.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Ilani, S., J. Martin, E. Teitelbaum, J. H. Smet, D. Mahalu, V. Umansky, and A. Yacoby. “The Microscopic Nature of Localization in the Quantum Hall Effect.” Nature 427, no. 6972 (January 22, 2004): 328–32.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Svrcek, William Y., Donald P. Mahoney, and Brent R. Young. A Real-Time Approach to Process Control. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2007.
An edited book
Silva, Lucas F. M. da, and Chiaki Sato, eds. Design of Adhesive Joints Under Humid Conditions. Vol. 25. Advanced Structured Materials. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Basketter, David A., and John P. McFadden. “Cutaneous Allergies.” In Immunotoxicity, Immune Dysfunction, and Chronic Disease, edited by Rodney R. Dietert and Robert W. Luebke, 103–26. Molecular and Integrative Toxicology. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, 2012.

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
O`Callaghan, Jonathan. “Watching A Fire Burn In Space Is Pretty Cool.” IFLScience. IFLScience, June 20, 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. “Technology Development: Future Use of NASA’s Large Format Camera Is Uncertain.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, June 6, 1990.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Quinn, Linda. “The Poetics of Soul: Mythic Narrative as Creative Elegy.” Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2013.

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
Walker, Michael. “One Man’s Search for a ‘Chicano Rockwell.’” New York Times, July 26, 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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