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
Winzeler, Elizabeth Ann. “Malaria Research in the Post-Genomic Era.” Nature 455, no. 7214 (October 9, 2008): 751–56.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chiarugi, Alberto, and Michael A. Moskowitz. “Cell Biology. PARP-1--a Perpetrator of Apoptotic Cell Death?” Science (New York, N.Y.) 297, no. 5579 (July 12, 2002): 200–201.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schuck, Carsten, Wolfram H. P. Pernice, and Hong X. Tang. “Waveguide Integrated Low Noise NbTiN Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors with Milli-Hz Dark Count Rate.” Scientific Reports 3 (2013): 1893.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Levsky, Jeffrey M., Shailesh M. Shenoy, Rossanna C. Pezo, and Robert H. Singer. “Single-Cell Gene Expression Profiling.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 297, no. 5582 (August 2, 2002): 836–40.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cauvin, Colette, Francisco Escobar, and Aziz Serradj. Cartography and the Impact of the Quantitative Revolution. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.
An edited book
Sun, Xian-He, Wenyu Qu, Ivan Stojmenovic, Wanlei Zhou, Zhiyang Li, Hua Guo, Geyong Min, Tingting Yang, Yulei Wu, and Lei Liu, eds. Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing: 14th International Conference, ICA3PP 2014, Dalian, China, August 24-27, 2014. Proceedings, Part I. Vol. 8630. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Myreen, Magnus O., and Gregorio Curello. “Proof Pearl: A Verified Bignum Implementation in X86-64 Machine Code.” In Certified Programs and Proofs: Third International Conference, CPP 2013, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, December 11-13, 2013, Proceedings, edited by Georges Gonthier and Michael Norrish, 66–81. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2013.

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
Evans, Katy. “Forget What You Heard: Jupiter Does Not Orbit The Sun.” IFLScience. IFLScience, July 21, 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. “Multiple Protests Against Contract Award.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, November 8, 1972.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Allard, Lee. “Exposure to Low-Level Ionizing Radiation and Risk of Leukemia and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in Participants of the Fernald Medical Monitoring Program.” Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati, 2006.

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
Kishkovsky, Sophia. “Russians See Church and State Come Closer.” New York Times, November 1, 2012.

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

Other styles