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
Smaglik, P. (2002). Building Nordic networks. Nature, 420(6916 Suppl), A3, A5, A7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kouwenhoven, L. P., & Venema, L. C. (2000). Heat flow through nanobridges. Nature, 404(6781), 943–944.
A journal article with 3 authors
Nieves, V., Willis, J. K., & Patzert, W. C. (2015). GLOBAL WARMING. Recent hiatus caused by decadal shift in Indo-Pacific heating. Science (New York, N.Y.), 349(6247), 532–535.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Kaeberlein, M., Steffen, K. K., Hu, D., Dang, N., Kerr, E. O., Tsuchiya, M., Fields, S., & Kennedy, B. K. (2006). Comment on “HST2 mediates SIR2-independent life-span extension by calorie restriction.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5778), 1312; author reply 1312.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Johnson, A. (2014). Small Animal Pathology for Veterinary Technicians. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Das, A. (2016). Socio-Economic Analysis of Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater in West Bengal (J. Roy & S. Chakraborti, Eds.; 1st ed. 2016). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Bani-Ahmad, S., & Ozsoyoglu, G. (2007). Improved Publication Scores for Online Digital Libraries Via Research Pyramids. In L. Kovács, N. Fuhr, & C. Meghini (Eds.), Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries: 11th European Conference, ECDL 2007, Budapest, Hungary, September 16-21, 2007. Proceedings (pp. 50–62). 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
Andrew, E. (2013, October 28). Discovery of More Genes Associated With Alzheimer’s Disease. 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. (1981). National Research Centers Supported by NSF (PAD-81-79). 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
Wang, S. (2017). Experimental Investigations of the Critical Flowback Velocity for Various Types of Proppant in Hydraulic-Fracturing Fluids with Different Viscosities [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Louisiana.

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
Kishkovsky, S. (2006, April 26). Slow Down and Hide Your Wallet: Traffic Police Ahead. New York Times, A4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Kouwenhoven & Venema, 2000; Smaglik, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Kouwenhoven & Venema, 2000)
  • Three authors: (Nieves et al., 2015)
  • 6 or more authors: (Kaeberlein et al., 2006)

About the journal

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

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