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
Hoeijmakers, J. H. (2001). Genome maintenance mechanisms for preventing cancer. Nature, 411(6835), 366–374.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chen, J., & Kriegstein, A. R. (2015). A GABAergic projection from the zona incerta to cortex promotes cortical neuron development. Science (New York, N.Y.), 350(6260), 554–558.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ma, H., Sun, H., & Sun, X. (2014). Survival improvement by decade of patients aged 0-14 years with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a SEER analysis. Scientific Reports, 4, 4227.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Salahudeen, A. A., Thompson, J. W., Ruiz, J. C., Ma, H.-W., Kinch, L. N., Li, Q., Grishin, N. V., & Bruick, R. K. (2009). An E3 ligase possessing an iron-responsive hemerythrin domain is a regulator of iron homeostasis. Science (New York, N.Y.), 326(5953), 722–726.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tostmann, K.-H. (2005). Korrosion. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Severi, F. (Ed.). (2011). Teorema di Riemann-Roch e questioni connesse (Vol. 4). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Karer, G., & Škrjanc, I. (2013). Hybrid Fuzzy Model. In I. Škrjanc (Ed.), Predictive Approaches to Control of Complex Systems (pp. 33–47). 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, D. (2017, March 15). Seven Things To Keep In Mind If You’re Going To March For Science. 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. (1984). Status of Budget Authority Proposed for Rescission (OGC-84-12). 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
Boerner, C. L. (2013). The organizational culture and leadership values that impact Native American water utility organizations [Doctoral dissertation]. Pepperdine 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
Vecsey, G. (2010, June 28). U.S. Team Needs A Bradley or Two. New York Times, D1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hoeijmakers, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Chen & Kriegstein, 2015; Hoeijmakers, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Chen & Kriegstein, 2015)
  • Three authors: (Ma et al., 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Salahudeen et al., 2009)

About the journal

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

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