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
Batt, C. A. (2007). Materials science. Food pathogen detection. Science (New York, N.Y.), 316(5831), 1579–1580.
A journal article with 2 authors
Morris, S. C., & Caron, J.-B. (2014). A primitive fish from the Cambrian of North America. Nature, 512(7515), 419–422.
A journal article with 3 authors
Opher, M., Stone, E. C., & Gombosi, T. I. (2007). The orientation of the local interstellar magnetic field. Science (New York, N.Y.), 316(5826), 875–878.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Först, C. J., Ashman, C. R., Schwarz, K., & Blöchl, P. E. (2004). The interface between silicon and a high-k oxide. Nature, 427(6969), 53–56.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kampen, T. U. (2010). Low Molecular Weight Organic Semiconductors. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Korres, G. M. (Ed.). (2007). Regionalisation, Growth, and Economic Integration. Physica-Verlag HD.
A chapter in an edited book
Henzell, R. G., & Jordan, D. R. (2009). Grain Sorghum. In M. J. Carena (Ed.), Cereals (pp. 183–197). 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 Novohispana.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, May 12). Black Bears Charge Towards Tourists At Yellowstone National Park. 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. (1986). Weather Satellites: User Views on the Consequences of Eliminating a Civilian Polar Orbiter (RCED-86-111). 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
Bono, S. (2013). Perceptions of Psychological Abuse and the Impact of Blame and Gender Role Beliefs [Doctoral dissertation]. Southern Illinois 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
Gustines, G. G. (2016, August 25). Intimate Portraits of a Golden Era. New York Times, B9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Batt, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Batt, 2007; Morris & Caron, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Morris & Caron, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Opher et al., 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Först et al., 2004)

About the journal

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

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