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
Deng, Boer. “Motion Studies: See How They Run.” Nature 525, no. 7567 (September 3, 2015): 145–46.
A journal article with 2 authors
Potter, Nicola E., and Mel Greaves. “Cancer: Persistence of Leukaemic Ancestors.” Nature 506, no. 7488 (February 20, 2014): 300–301.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cowen, R. K., C. B. Paris, and A. Srinivasan. “Scaling of Connectivity in Marine Populations.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 311, no. 5760 (January 27, 2006): 522–27.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Alley, Richard B., Huw J. Horgan, Ian Joughin, Kurt M. Cuffey, Todd K. Dupont, Byron R. Parizek, Sridhar Anandakrishnan, and Jeremy Bassis. “A Simple Law for Ice-Shelf Calving.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 322, no. 5906 (November 28, 2008): 1344.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Banks, David. An Introduction to Thermogeology: Ground Source Heating and Cooling. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
An edited book
Cao, Longbing, Yifeng Zeng, Andreas L. Symeonidis, Vladimir I. Gorodetsky, Philip S. Yu, and Munindar P. Singh, eds. Agents and Data Mining Interaction: 8th International Workshop, ADMI 2012, Valencia, Spain, June 4-5, 2012, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 7607. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Rehm, Georg, and Hans Uszkoreit. “Jezikovne Tehnologije Za Slovenščino.” In The Slovene Language in the Digital Age, edited by Georg Rehm and Hans Uszkoreit, 17–34. White Paper Series. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2012.

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, Elise. “What Causes Necrotising Fasciitis, The Flesh-Eating Bug?” IFLScience. IFLScience, October 20, 2015.


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. “Federal Trade Commission: Information on Proposed Regional Restructuring Effort.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, February 16, 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Lemheney, Alexander J. “Design and Development of Virtual Reality Simulation for Teaching High-Risk Low-Volume Problem-Prone Office-Based Medical Emergencies.” Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University, 2014.

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
Chocano, Carina. “The Kid’s Table.” New York Times, March 28, 2014.

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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