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
Barry, John M. “Pandemics: Avoiding the Mistakes of 1918.” Nature 459, no. 7245 (May 21, 2009): 324–25.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bakker, H. J., and H-K Nienhuys. “Delocalization of Protons in Liquid Water.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 297, no. 5581 (July 26, 2002): 587–90.
A journal article with 3 authors
D’Orazio, Daniel J., Zoltán Haiman, and David Schiminovich. “Relativistic Boost as the Cause of Periodicity in a Massive Black-Hole Binary Candidate.” Nature 525, no. 7569 (September 17, 2015): 351–53.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Morgan-Bathke, Maria, Grace A. Hill, Zoey I. Harris, Her H. Lin, Alex M. Chibly, Rob R. Klein, Randy Burd, David K. Ann, and Kirsten H. Limesand. “Autophagy Correlates with Maintenance of Salivary Gland Function Following Radiation.” Scientific Reports 4 (June 6, 2014): 5206.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Molimard, Jérôme. Experimental Mechanics of Solids and Structures. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016.
An edited book
Radev, Dragomir, ed. Puzzles in Logic, Languages and Computation: The Red Book. Vol. 1. Recreational Linguistics. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Kirkbride, James B. “Impact of Contextual Environmental Mechanisms on the Incidence of Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses.” In Advances in Schizophrenia Research 2009, edited by Wagner F. Gattaz and Geraldo Busatto, 67–96. 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. “Robotic Octopus Created.” IFLScience. IFLScience, September 25, 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. “Comments on S. 881 and GAO Report on Small-Business Innovation Initiatives.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, July 15, 1981.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Harris, Keri R. “The Need for Social Workers in Community Clinic Settings: A Grant Writing Project.” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2010.

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
Feeney, Kelly. “Coming for ‘Cake Boss’ And Finding More.” New York Times, September 2, 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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