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
Doms, Robert W. “Immunology. Prime, Boost, and Broaden.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 329, no. 5995 (August 27, 2010): 1021–22.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shen, Binzhang, and Howard M. Goodman. “Uridine Addition after MicroRNA-Directed Cleavage.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 306, no. 5698 (November 5, 2004): 997.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hassan, M. A., Reza Mahmoodian, and M. Hamdi. “Modified Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (MSPH) for the Analysis of Centrifugally Assisted TiC-Fe-Al2O3 Combustion Synthesis.” Scientific Reports 4 (January 16, 2014): 3724.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Kobayashi, Koichi, Naohiro Inohara, Lorraine D. Hernandez, Jorge E. Galán, Gabriel Núñez, Charles A. Janeway, Ruslan Medzhitov, and Richard A. Flavell. “RICK/Rip2/CARDIAK Mediates Signalling for Receptors of the Innate and Adaptive Immune Systems.” Nature 416, no. 6877 (March 14, 2002): 194–99.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mackevičius, Vigirdas. Introduction to Stochastic Analysis. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2011.
An edited book
Zhang, Joy Ying, Jarek Wilkiewicz, and Ani Nahapetian, eds. Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services: Third International Conference, MobiCASE 2011, Los Angeles, CA, USA, October 24-27, 2011. Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 95. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Avanzini, Martin, and Georg Moser. “Dependency Pairs and Polynomial Path Orders.” In Rewriting Techniques and Applications: 20th International Conference, RTA 2009 Brasília, Brazil, June 29 - July 1, 2009 Proceedings, edited by Ralf Treinen, 48–62. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2009.

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
Carpineti, Alfredo. “New Asteroid Is Orbiting Jupiter And The Sun The Wrong Way Around.” IFLScience. IFLScience, March 29, 2017.


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. “District of Columbia: Inmate Participation in Correctional Programs and Previous Lorton Confinements.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, September 11, 1987.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Krau, Carol F. “A Case Study of Congregational Design and Implementation of Adult Christian Education.” Doctoral dissertation, Capella University, 2008.

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
Koblin, John. “Season Of Change For Emmys.” New York Times, July 13, 2017.

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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