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
Kenyon, C. J. (2010). The genetics of ageing. Nature, 464(7288), 504–512.
A journal article with 2 authors
Liang, B. A., & Mackey, T. (2010). Health care policy. Reforming off-label promotion to enhance orphan disease treatment. Science (New York, N.Y.), 327(5963), 273–274.
A journal article with 3 authors
Taggart, A. K. P., Teng, S.-C., & Zakian, V. A. (2002). Est1p as a cell cycle-regulated activator of telomere-bound telomerase. Science (New York, N.Y.), 297(5583), 1023–1026.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Adamowicz, B. M., Chong, D. H. Y., Gutiérrez, C., Matz, J., Fer, E., Polat, E. O., MacKay, H., Galagedara, R., Coste, A., Pupkaite, J., Farnoud, A. M., Murphy, C. W., White, E. R., Rezic, I., Hartzell, C., Matia, A., Nicola, M. V., Isaacson, K. J., Tiv, M., … Favaro, B. (2018). Broad interests reap benefits for science. Science (New York, N.Y.), 361(6397), 24–26.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Haas, T. C. (2011). Improving Natural Resource Management. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Baldoni, M., Baresi, L., & Dastani, M. (Eds.). (2015). Engineering Multi-Agent Systems: Third International Workshop, EMAS 2015, Istanbul, Turkey, May 5, 2015, Revised, Selected, and Invited Papers (1st ed. 2015, Vol. 9318). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Braverman, M. (2013). Noise versus Computational Intractability in Dynamics. In P. Bonizzoni, V. Brattka, & B. Löwe (Eds.), The Nature of Computation. Logic, Algorithms, Applications: 9th Conference on Computability in Europe, CiE 2013, Milan, Italy, July 1-5, 2013. Proceedings (pp. 32–32). 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 Novohispana.

Blog post
Andrew, D. (2016, August 30). It Turns Out Russia Is Not The Biggest Offender When It Comes To Doping At The Olympics. 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. (1998). District of Columbia: Extent to Which Schools Receive Available Federal Education Grants (HEHS-99-1). 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
Arzaga, C. B. (2012). Homeless shelter program for the elderly in Los Angeles, California: A grant writing project [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
Saslow, L. (2007, April 8). Nassau to Transfer 9 Parks And 12 Roads to Town. New York Times, 14LI2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kenyon, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Kenyon, 2010; Liang & Mackey, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Liang & Mackey, 2010)
  • Three authors: (Taggart et al., 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Adamowicz et al., 2018)

About the journal

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

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