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
Wegner, Daniel M. “How to Think, Say, or Do Precisely the Worst Thing for Any Occasion.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 325, no. 5936 (July 3, 2009): 48–50.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lasne, F., and J. de Ceaurriz. “Recombinant Erythropoietin in Urine.” Nature 405, no. 6787 (June 8, 2000): 635.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ogata, Shigenobu, Ju Li, and Sidney Yip. “Ideal Pure Shear Strength of Aluminum and Copper.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 298, no. 5594 (October 25, 2002): 807–11.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Morioka, Sho, Justin S. A. Perry, Michael H. Raymond, Christopher B. Medina, Yunlu Zhu, Liyang Zhao, Vlad Serbulea, et al. “Efferocytosis Induces a Novel SLC Program to Promote Glucose Uptake and Lactate Release.” Nature, November 21, 2018.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Halpin, Daniel W., and Bolivar A. Senior. Financial Management and Accounting Fundamentals for Construction. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009.
An edited book
Zheng, Jun, David Simplot-Ryl, and Victor C. M. Leung, eds. Ad Hoc Networks: Second International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2010, Victoria, BC, Canada, August 18-20, 2010, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 49. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
Lépore, Paula Ferreira, and Miguel Angel Buelta Martinez. “Cyclic-Bend-Over-Sheave Fatigue Testing of an Umbilical for Oil Production in Ultra-Deep Waters.” In Materials with Complex Behaviour: Modelling, Simulation, Testing, and Applications, edited by Andreas Öchsner, Lucas Filipe Martins da Silva, and Holm Altenbach, 47–56. Advanced Structured Materials. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2010.

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. “Born This Way? An Evolutionary View of ‘Gay Genes.’” IFLScience. IFLScience, July 9, 2014.‘gay-genes’/.


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. “Army Needs Better Data To Develop Policies for Sole and Inservice Parents.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, September 13, 1982.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Nye, Kelly Marie. “Crème de Pêche.” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2010.

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
Grynbaum, Michael M., Sydney Ember, and Charlie Savage. “Trump’s Urging That Comey Jail Reporters Is Denounced as an ‘Act of Intimidation.’” New York Times, May 17, 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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