How to format your references using the Debate Feminista citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Debate Feminista. 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
Koenig, R. (2000). EUROPEAN SCIENCE: Research Behemoth Slated for Overhaul. Science (New York, N.Y.), 289(5487), 2019b.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bays, P. M., & Husain, M. (2009). Response to Comment on “Dynamic Shifts of Limited Working Memory Resources in Human Vision.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 323(5916), 877.
A journal article with 3 authors
Irwin, D. E., Bensch, S., & Price, T. D. (2001). Speciation in a ring. Nature, 409(6818), 333–337.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Muroyama, Y., Fujiwara, Y., Orkin, S. H., & Rowitch, D. H. (2005). Specification of astrocytes by bHLH protein SCL in a restricted region of the neural tube. Nature, 438(7066), 360–363.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Eales, L.-J. (2005). Immunology for Life Scientists. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Grundy, S. M. (Ed.). (2011). Atlas of Atherosclerosis and Metabolic Syndrome. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Kunihiro, N. (2015). An Improved Attack for Recovering Noisy RSA Secret Keys and Its Countermeasure. In M.-H. Au & A. Miyaji (Eds.), Provable Security: 9th International Conference, ProvSec 2015, Kanazawa, Japan, November 24-26, 2015, Proceedings (pp. 61–81). 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 Debate Feminista.

Blog post
Andrew, D. (2017, March 4). The Amazon’s Ancient Human History Is Written In Its Trees. 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. (1995). School Facilities: Accessibility for the Disabled Still an Issue (HEHS-96-73). 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
Pak, C. H. (2015). A study of high-performing at-risk high school students and their perceptions on academic success and achievement [Doctoral dissertation]. Pepperdine University.

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
Forsythe, M., & Stevenson, A. (2017, July 27). Murky Firm Is Behind A Donation Of $18 Billion. New York Times, B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Koenig, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Bays & Husain, 2009; Koenig, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Bays & Husain, 2009)
  • Three authors: (Irwin et al., 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Muroyama et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleDebate Feminista
ISSN (print)0188-9478

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