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
Krakauer, A. H. (2005). Kin selection and cooperative courtship in wild turkeys. Nature, 434(7029), 69–72.
A journal article with 2 authors
Abrahamsen, H., & Stenmark, H. (2011). Cell biology. Growth signaling from inside. Science (New York, N.Y.), 334(6056), 611–612.
A journal article with 3 authors
Courchamp, F., Woodroffe, R., & Roemer, G. (2003). Removing protected populations to save endangered species. Science (New York, N.Y.), 302(5650), 1532.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Chen, Y.-Y., Hsieh, C.-Y., Jayakumar, T., Lin, K.-H., Chou, D.-S., Lu, W.-J., Hsu, M.-J., & Sheu, J.-R. (2014). Andrographolide induces vascular smooth muscle cell apoptosis through a SHP-1-PP2A-p38MAPK-p53 cascade. Scientific Reports, 4, 5651.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kuus, M. (2013). Geopolitics and Expertise. John Wiley & Sons.
An edited book
Spyns, P. (2015). Scientific Peer Reviewing: Practical Hints and Best Practices (M.-E. Vidal, Ed.). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Lu, G., Ly, V., Wang, X., M.v., R., Ayala, O., Wang, L.-P., & Kambhamettu, C. (2013). A Tool for Visualizing Large-Scale Interactions between Turbulence and Particles in 3D Space through 2D Trajectory Visualization. In G. Bebis, R. Boyle, B. Parvin, D. Koracin, B. Li, F. Porikli, V. Zordan, J. Klosowski, S. Coquillart, X. Luo, M. Chen, & D. Gotz (Eds.), Advances in Visual Computing: 9th International Symposium, ISVC 2013, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, July 29-31, 2013. Proceedings, Part II (pp. 48–57). 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
Andrews, R. (2016, June 16). Archaeologist Claims To Have Found Legendary Throne From Trojan War. 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. (1999). Space Transportation: Progress of the X-33 Reusable Launch Vehicle Program (T-NSIAD-99-243). 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
Nye, K. M. (2010). Crème de Pêche [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Paulson, M. (2017, September 6). ‘Mean Girls’ Musical Is Broadway Bound. New York Times, C3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Krakauer, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Abrahamsen & Stenmark, 2011; Krakauer, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Abrahamsen & Stenmark, 2011)
  • Three authors: (Courchamp et al., 2003)
  • 6 or more authors: (Chen et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleDebate Feminista
ISSN (print)0188-9478

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