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
Shalaev, Vladimir M. “Physics. Transforming Light.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 322, no. 5900 (October 17, 2008): 384–86.
A journal article with 2 authors
Winter, W. de, and C. E. Oxnard. “Evolutionary Radiations and Convergences in the Structural Organization of Mammalian Brains.” Nature 409, no. 6821 (February 8, 2001): 710–14.
A journal article with 3 authors
Keenan, Sarah W., Annette Summers Engel, and Ruth M. Elsey. “The Alligator Gut Microbiome and Implications for Archosaur Symbioses.” Scientific Reports 3 (October 7, 2013): 2877.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Wall, Simon, Shan Yang, Luciana Vidas, Matthieu Chollet, James M. Glownia, Michael Kozina, Tetsuo Katayama, et al. “Ultrafast Disordering of Vanadium Dimers in Photoexcited VO2.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 362, no. 6414 (November 2, 2018): 572–76.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smirnov, Boris M. Fundamentals of Ionized Gases. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2011.
An edited book
David, René. Discrete, Continuous, and Hybrid Petri Nets. Edited by Hassane Alla. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
Mumford-Valenzuela, Christine L. “A Simple Approach to Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization.” In Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization: Theoretical Advances and Applications, edited by Ajith Abraham, Lakhmi Jain, and Robert Goldberg, 55–79. Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing. London: Springer, 2005.

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. “California’s San Joaquin Valley Continues To Sink.” IFLScience. IFLScience, March 1, 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. “Responses to Questions for the Record; Hearing on JPDO and the Next Generation Air Transportation System: Status and Issues.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, May 29, 2007.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Addington, Lindsay Mathers. “Students’ Preferences for Information Sources during the Undergraduate College Search Process: The Influence of Technology.” Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University, 2012.

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
Crow, Kelly. “In the East Village, an Unusual Bid to Fix Up a Firehouse . . .” New York Times, January 19, 2003.

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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