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
Thomas, G. H. (2015). Evolution: An avian explosion. Nature, 526(7574), 516–517.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rhoten, D., & Parker, A. (2004). Education. Risks and rewards of an interdisciplinary research path. Science (New York, N.Y.), 306(5704), 2046.
A journal article with 3 authors
Syntichaki, P., Troulinaki, K., & Tavernarakis, N. (2007). eIF4E function in somatic cells modulates ageing in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature, 445(7130), 922–926.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Laczny, C. C., Pinel, N., Vlassis, N., & Wilmes, P. (2014). Alignment-free visualization of metagenomic data by nonlinear dimension reduction. Scientific Reports, 4, 4516.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Collings, S. (2015). Interpretation and Application of UK GAAP. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Pillai, P., Hu, Y. F., Otung, I., & Giambene, G. (Eds.). (2015). Wireless and Satellite Systems: 7th International Conference, WiSATS 2015, Bradford, UK, July 6-7, 2015. Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 154). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Wang, L., Wu, K., & Hamdi, M. (2014). Applications to Classic Problems. In K. Wu & M. Hamdi (Eds.), Attachment Transmission in Wireless Networks (pp. 29–57). Cham: 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
Andrew, E. (2014, April 3). 110-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Chase Scene Digitally Reconstructed. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1988). NATO-Warsaw Pact: Conventional Force Balance--Papers for U.S. and Soviet Perspectives Workshops (No. NSIAD-89-23B). 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
Carrillo, J. (2010). Parenting education curriculum for single adolescent mothers in foster care (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
Murphy, M. J. O. (2013, May 12). A Messy Look at the Family Mystery. New York Times, p. AR18.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Thomas, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Rhoten & Parker, 2004; Thomas, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Rhoten & Parker, 2004)
  • Three authors: (Syntichaki, Troulinaki, & Tavernarakis, 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Laczny, Pinel, Vlassis, & Wilmes, 2014)

About the journal

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

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