How to format your references using the Estudios de Historia Moderna y Contemporánea de México citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Estudios de Historia Moderna y Contemporánea de México. 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
Botstein, D. (2011). Genome-sequencing anniversary. Fruits of genome sequences for biology. Science (New York, N.Y.), 331(6020), 1025.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fan, Q. R., & Hendrickson, W. A. (2005). Structure of human follicle-stimulating hormone in complex with its receptor. Nature, 433(7023), 269–277.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhang, Q., Li, Y., & Tsien, R. W. (2009). The dynamic control of kiss-and-run and vesicular reuse probed with single nanoparticles. Science (New York, N.Y.), 323(5920), 1448–1453.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Boddey, J. A., Hodder, A. N., Günther, S., Gilson, P. R., Patsiouras, H., Kapp, E. A., Pearce, J. A., de Koning-Ward, T. F., Simpson, R. J., Crabb, B. S., & Cowman, A. F. (2010). An aspartyl protease directs malaria effector proteins to the host cell. Nature, 463(7281), 627–631.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chandra, S. (2016). Energy, Entropy and Engines. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Ravi, S. S., & Shukla, S. K. (Eds.). (2009). Fundamental Problems in Computing: Essays in Honor of Professor Daniel J. Rosenkrantz. Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Dahlen, C., Larson, J., & Lamb, G. C. (2014). Impacts of Reproductive Technologies on Beef Production in the United States. In G. C. Lamb & N. DiLorenzo (Eds.), Current and Future Reproductive Technologies and World Food Production (pp. 97–114). 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 Estudios de Historia Moderna y Contemporánea de México.

Blog post
Fang, J. (2015, September 15). DARPA’s New Prosthetic Hand Lets Paralyzed Man “Feel” Sensations. 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. (1978). Shifting the Government’s Automatic Data Processing Requirements to the Private Sector: Further Study and Better Guidance Needed (FGMSD-78-22). 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
Antoshin, S. (2010). Modeling inflation expectations in the U.K [Doctoral dissertation]. George Washington 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
Walsh, M. W. (2012, March 17). Untouchable Pensions May Be Tested in California. 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 (Botstein, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Botstein, 2011; Fan & Hendrickson, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Fan & Hendrickson, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Zhang et al., 2009)
  • 6 or more authors: (Boddey et al., 2010)

About the journal

Full journal titleEstudios de Historia Moderna y Contemporánea de México
ISSN (print)0185-2620

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