How to format your references using the Hispanic American Historical Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Hispanic American Historical Review. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Fray, Derek. “Metallurgy: Iron Production Electrified.” Nature 497, no. 7449 (May 16, 2013): 324–25.
A journal article with 2 authors
Simons, K., and C. Featherstone. “EUROPEAN POLICY: Science in Europe.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 290, no. 5494 (November 10, 2000): 1099–1101.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wang, Junfeng, Bin Wang, and Huihe Qiu. “Coalescence and Breakup of Oppositely Charged Droplets.” Scientific Reports 4 (November 20, 2014): 7123.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Seeger, Markus A., André Schiefner, Thomas Eicher, François Verrey, Kay Diederichs, and Klaas M. Pos. “Structural Asymmetry of AcrB Trimer Suggests a Peristaltic Pump Mechanism.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 313, no. 5791 (September 1, 2006): 1295–98.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hens, Hugo. Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moisture. Berlin, Germany: Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, 2012.
An edited book
Yilbas, Bekir Sami. Friction Welding: Thermal and Metallurgical Characteristics. Edited by Ahmet Z. Sahin. SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Udovyk, Oleg. “GIS FOR INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT.” In Integrated Urban Water Resources Management, edited by Petr Hlavinek, Tamara Kukharchyk, Jiri Marsalek, and Ivana Mahrikova, 35–42. NATO Security through Science Series. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2006.

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 Hispanic American Historical Review.

Blog post
Andrew, Danielle. “Don’t Shoot The Messenger: How RNA Could Keep Us Young.” IFLScience. IFLScience, October 10, 2016.


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. “National Airspace System: Setting On-Time Performance Targets at Congested Airports Could Help Focus FAA’s Actions.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, May 26, 2010.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Nguyen, Theresa H. “Adolescent Substance Use Family-Based Treatment: A Grant Proposal Project.” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2015.

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
Schwartz, Nelson D. “A Seer on Banks Raises a Furor on Bonds.” New York Times, February 8, 2011.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text

About the journal

Full journal titleHispanic American Historical Review
AbbreviationHisp. Am. Hist. Rev.
ISSN (print)0018-2168
ISSN (online)1527-1900
Cultural Studies

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