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
Klibanov, A. M. (2001). Improving enzymes by using them in organic solvents. Nature, 409(6817), 241–246.
A journal article with 2 authors
Morton, J. J. L., & Mølmer, K. (2015). Quantum information: Spin memories in for the long haul. Nature, 517(7533), 153–154.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhang, G., Liu, C., & Fan, S. (2013). Directly measuring of thermal pulse transfer in one-dimensional highly aligned carbon nanotubes. Scientific Reports, 3, 2549.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Sciaini, G., Harb, M., Kruglik, S. G., Payer, T., Hebeisen, C. T., zu Heringdorf, F.-J. M., Yamaguchi, M., Horn-von Hoegen, M., Ernstorfer, R., & Miller, R. J. D. (2009). Electronic acceleration of atomic motions and disordering in bismuth. Nature, 458(7234), 56–59.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Peterson, R. L. (2016). Trading on Sentiment. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Flatté, M. E., & Ţifrea, I. (Eds.). (2007). Manipulating Quantum Coherence in Solid State Systems (Vol. 244). Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Burg, M. M. (2006). Mental Stress Ischemia: Characteristics, Pathophysiology, Prognosis and Treatment. In G. Parati & A. Compare (Eds.), Clinical Psychology and Heart Disease (pp. 71–82). 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
Hamilton, K. (2017, May 11). The Largest Living Thing On Earth Is Mostly Hidden From View. 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. (1998). Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Strong Leadership Needed to Avoid Disruption of Essential Services (T-AIMD-98-117). 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
Davenport, L. C. (2008). Behavior and ecology of the Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) in oxbow lakes of the Manú Biosphere Reserve, Perú [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
Cowley, S. (2016, October 12). Fake Accounts at Wells Fargo Raised Alarms Starting in 2005. 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 (Klibanov, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Klibanov, 2001; Morton & Mølmer, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Morton & Mølmer, 2015)
  • Three authors: (Zhang et al., 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Sciaini et al., 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleDebate Feminista
ISSN (print)0188-9478

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