How to format your references using the IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
S. Roch, “Toward extracting all phylogenetic information from matrices of evolutionary distances,” Science, vol. 327, no. 5971, pp. 1376–1379, Mar. 2010.
A journal article with 2 authors
A. Tripati and H. Elderfield, “Deep-sea temperature and circulation changes at the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum,” Science, vol. 308, no. 5730, pp. 1894–1898, Jun. 2005.
A journal article with 3 authors
A. A. Armstrong, F. Mohideen, and C. D. Lima, “Recognition of SUMO-modified PCNA requires tandem receptor motifs in Srs2,” Nature, vol. 483, no. 7387, pp. 59–63, Feb. 2012.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
T. Urano et al., “Efp targets 14-3-3 sigma for proteolysis and promotes breast tumour growth,” Nature, vol. 417, no. 6891, pp. 871–875, Jun. 2002.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
J.-M. Franssen and P. V. Real, Fire Design of Steel Structures. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2010.
An edited book
J.-W. Park, T.-G. Kim, and Y.-B. Kim, Eds., AsiaSim 2007: Asia Simulation Conference 2007, Seoul, Korea, October 10-12, 2007. Proceedings, vol. 5. in Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 5. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
A. Bucsics, R. Sauermann, and V. Nell-Duxneuner, “Current Topics in Drug Reimbursement,” in Clinical Pharmacology: Current Topics and Case Studies, M. Müller, Ed., Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016, pp. 33–48.

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 IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje.

Blog post
S. Luntz, “Elite Soccer Referees Know Where To Look,” IFLScience, Oct. 31, 2016. (accessed Oct. 30, 2018).


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 Aviation Administration: Issues Concerning the Reauthorization of Aviation Programs,” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, T-RCED-99-68, Jan. 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
D. Thomas-Whitman, “Treading water: Civic engagement efforts in a time of budget crisis at a public university,” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 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
M. W. Walsh, “No Smoke, No Mirrors: The Dutch Pension Plan,” New York Times, p. BU1, Oct. 12, 2014.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1], [2].
This sentence cites four references [1]–[4].

About the journal

Full journal titleIEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje
ISSN (print)1932-8540
ScopeGeneral Engineering

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