How to format your references using the Clínica y Salud citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Clínica y Salud. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Stewart, I. (2005). Schrodinger’s mousetrap. Part 1. Nature, 433(7023), 200–201.
A journal article with 2 authors
Anderson, V. J., & Lekkerkerker, H. N. W. (2002). Insights into phase transition kinetics from colloid science. Nature, 416(6883), 811–815.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhang, Q., Piston, D. W., & Goodman, R. H. (2002). Regulation of corepressor function by nuclear NADH. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5561), 1895–1897.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Mao, C., LaBean, T. H., Relf, J. H., & Seeman, N. C. (2000). Logical computation using algorithmic self-assembly of DNA triple-crossover molecules. Nature, 407(6803), 493–496.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Nussbaumer, A., Borges, L., & Davaine, L. (2012). Fatigue Design of Steel and Composite Structures. Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG.
An edited book
Kumar, S., & Snooks, H. (Eds.). (2011). Telenursing. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Gerrath, J., Posluszny, U., & Melville, L. (2015). Humans and Grapes. In U. Posluszny & L. Melville (Eds.), Taming the Wild Grape: Botany and Horticulture in the Vitaceae (pp. 103–114). Springer International Publishing.

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 Clínica y Salud.

Blog post
Hale, T. (2016, May 25). These Campers Were Woken Up By Lions Licking Rainwater Off Their Tent. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (2010). Propane and Heating Oil: Federal Oversight of the Propane Education and Research Council and National Oilheat Research Alliance Should Be Strengthened (GAO-10-981T). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Miller, T. (2014). A qualitative phenomenological study: Hiring nurses re-entering the workforce after chemical dependence [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Phoenix.

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, L. (2005, October 9). Brentwood Sets a Dress Code Into Motion. New York Times, 14LI3.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Stewart, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Anderson & Lekkerkerker, 2002; Stewart, 2005).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Anderson & Lekkerkerker, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Zhang et al., 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Mao et al., 2000)

About the journal

Full journal titleClínica y Salud
AbbreviationClin. Salud
ISSN (print)1130-5274
ScopeClinical Psychology

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