How to format your references using the Estudios de Historia Novohispana citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Estudios de Historia Novohispana. 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
Aguzzi, A. (2005). Cell biology. Prion toxicity: all sail and no anchor. Science (New York, N.Y.), 308(5727), 1420–1421.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yuan, J., & Yankner, B. A. (2000). Apoptosis in the nervous system. Nature, 407(6805), 802–809.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zheng, H., Wisedchaisri, G., & Gonen, T. (2013). Crystal structure of a nitrate/nitrite exchanger. Nature, 497(7451), 647–651.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Serwold, T., Gonzalez, F., Kim, J., Jacob, R., & Shastri, N. (2002). ERAAP customizes peptides for MHC class I molecules in the endoplasmic reticulum. Nature, 419(6906), 480–483.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Vaughan, D., Robinson, N., Lucas, N., & Arulkumaran, S. (2010). Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care. Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Cui, C., Grandison, L., & Noronha, A. (Eds.). (2013). Neural-Immune Interactions in Brain Function and Alcohol Related Disorders. Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Ruiz, C., Richard, O., & Emeras, J. (2014). Reproducible Software Appliances for Experimentation. In V. C. M. Leung, M. Chen, J. Wan, & Y. Zhang (Eds.), Testbeds and Research Infrastructure: Development of Networks and Communities: 9th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2014, Guangzhou, China, May 5-7, 2014, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 33–42). Springer International Publishing.

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 Novohispana.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J. (2016, July 6). Watch Live As A New Crew Launches To The ISS Tonight. 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. (1999). Technology Transfer: Reporting Requirements for Federally Sponsored Inventions Need Revision (RCED-99-242). 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
Latronica, A. N. (2016). The effect of emotion regulation on stress and the role of executive function [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Greenhouse, L. (2006, June 30). Court Upholds Arizona Limits Imposed on Insanity Defense. New York Times, A19.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Aguzzi, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Aguzzi, 2005; Yuan & Yankner, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Yuan & Yankner, 2000)
  • Three authors: (Zheng et al., 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Serwold et al., 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleEstudios de Historia Novohispana
ISSN (print)1870-9060

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