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
Lodders, K. (2004). Astronomy. Brown dwarfs--faint at heart, rich in chemistry. Science (New York, N.Y.), 303(5656), 323–324.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hathaway, D. H., & Rightmire, L. (2010). Variations in the Sun’s meridional flow over a solar cycle. Science (New York, N.Y.), 327(5971), 1350–1352.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kusano, K., Johnson-Schlitz, D. M., & Engels, W. R. (2001). Sterility of Drosophila with mutations in the Bloom syndrome gene--complementation by Ku70. Science (New York, N.Y.), 291(5513), 2600–2602.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Zhou, W., Chen, X.-J., Zhang, J.-B., Li, X.-H., Wang, Y.-Q., & Goncharov, A. F. (2014). Vibrational, electronic and structural properties of wurtzite GaAs nanowires under hydrostatic pressure. Scientific Reports, 4, 6472.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Graham, C. (2014). Markov Chains: Analytic and Monte Carlo Computations. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Millei, Z., & Imre, R. (Eds.). (2016). Childhood and Nation: Interdisciplinary Engagements. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan US.
A chapter in an edited book
Fishman, L. M., & Wilkins, A. N. (2011). Treating Neurological Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Identified by a Provoked Electromyographic Sign: Analysis of the Data. In A. N. Wilkins (Ed.), Functional Electromyography: Provocative Maneuvers in Electrodiagnosis (pp. 65–75). Boston, MA: Springer US.

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
Andrews, R. (2017, May 4). 1.85-Billion-Year-Old Meteorite Impact Triggered Massive Volcanic Eruptions. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from IFLScience website:


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. (1993). Goddard Space Flight Center: Decision to Contract for Plant Operations and Maintenance (No. NSIAD-93-92). Washington, DC: 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
Gardner, R. D. (2010). A time course analysis of stem cell activity following brain injury in food-storing black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus) (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Knight, M. (2013, May 31). Ms. Ubiquity. New York Times, p. MM32.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lodders, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Hathaway & Rightmire, 2010; Lodders, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Hathaway & Rightmire, 2010)
  • Three authors: (Kusano, Johnson-Schlitz, & Engels, 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Zhou et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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