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
Lee, J. T. (2012). Epigenetic regulation by long noncoding RNAs. Science (New York, N.Y.), 338(6113), 1435–1439.
A journal article with 2 authors
Graham, L. A., & Davies, P. L. (2005). Glycine-rich antifreeze proteins from snow fleas. Science (New York, N.Y.), 310(5747), 461.
A journal article with 3 authors
Couch, F. J., Nathanson, K. L., & Offit, K. (2014). Two decades after BRCA: setting paradigms in personalized cancer care and prevention. Science (New York, N.Y.), 343(6178), 1466–1470.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Lu, X.-F., Bian, X.-J., Li, Z.-C., Chao, D.-M., & Wang, C. (2013). A facile strategy to decorate Cu₉S₅ nanocrystals on polyaniline nanowires and their synergetic catalytic properties. Scientific Reports, 3, 2955.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Radzevich, S. P. (2013). Geometry of Surfaces. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
An edited book
Bolc, L., Tadeusiewicz, R., Chmielewski, L. J., & Wojciechowski, K. (Eds.). (2010). Computer Vision and Graphics: International Conference, ICCVG 2010, Warsaw, Poland, September 20-22, 2010, Proceedings, Part I (Vol. 6374). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Ostgathe, C., & Maier, B.-O. (2015). Therapy of Cancer-Related Pain and Cancer Therapy-Related Pain. In B. Alt-Epping & F. Nauck (Eds.), Palliative Care in Oncology (pp. 59–78). Springer.

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, E. (2015, April 27). Has NASA Really Created A Warp Drive? 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. (2013). District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program: Actions Needed to Address Weaknesses in Administration and Oversight (GAO-13-805). 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
Edson, C. (2017). A Mixed-Methods Investigation on Contributing Factors to the Political Efficacy of Eighth Grade Students in a Suburban School District in Missouri [Doctoral dissertation]. Lindenwood 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
Williams, J. (2016, July 31). Classic Words, Fresh Looks. New York Times, BR4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lee, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Graham & Davies, 2005; Lee, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Graham & Davies, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Couch et al., 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Lu et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleDebate Feminista
ISSN (print)0188-9478

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