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
Müller, A. (2003). Chemistry. The beauty of symmetry. Science (New York, N.Y.), 300(5620), 749–750.
A journal article with 2 authors
McMichael, A. J., & Rowland-Jones, S. L. (2001). Cellular immune responses to HIV. Nature, 410(6831), 980–987.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rich, T. H., Vickers-Rich, P., & Gangloff, R. A. (2002). Paleontology. Polar dinosaurs. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5557), 979–980.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Choi, T., Lee, S., Choi, Y. J., Kiryukhin, V., & Cheong, S.-W. (2009). Switchable ferroelectric diode and photovoltaic effect in BiFeO3. Science (New York, N.Y.), 324(5923), 63–66.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
German Geotechnical Society. (2013). Recommendations on Excavations EAB. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH.
An edited book
Baron Esquivias, G., & Asteggiano, R. (Eds.). (2015). Cardiac Management of Oncology Patients: Clinical Handbook for Cardio-Oncology. Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Talamonti, M. S. (2016). Management Controversies and Treatment Strategies for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer. In D. Bentrem & A. B. Benson (Eds.), Gastrointestinal Malignancies (pp. 59–75). 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
Luntz, S. (2016, July 26). People With Bipolar Symptoms Wait Six Years On Average For Treatment. 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. (1985). Social Security Administration’s Computer Systems Modernization Effort May Not Achieve Planned Objectives (IMTEC-85-16). 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
Tickner, A. (2009). Production and consumption at the hillfort site of Mont Dardon, France: An archeobotanical analysis [Doctoral dissertation]. University of North Carolina.

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
Greenhouse, L. (2007, December 6). Justices Ready to Answer Detainee Rights Question. New York Times, A32.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Müller, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (McMichael & Rowland-Jones, 2001; Müller, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (McMichael & Rowland-Jones, 2001)
  • Three authors: (Rich et al., 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Choi et al., 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleDebate Feminista
ISSN (print)0188-9478

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