How to format your references using the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies. 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
Norman, Michael R. 2009. “Physics. Chasing Arcs in Cuprate Superconductors.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 325 (5944): 1080–1081.
A journal article with 2 authors
Cooper, Brenton G., and Franz Goller. 2004. “Multimodal Signals: Enhancement and Constraint of Song Motor Patterns by Visual Display.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 303 (5657): 544–546.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kagawa, F., K. Miyagawa, and K. Kanoda. 2005. “Unconventional Critical Behaviour in a Quasi-Two-Dimensional Organic Conductor.” Nature 436 (7050): 534–537.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Zhang, Jingjiao, Xiaodong Su, Mingrong Shen, Zhihua Dai, Lingjun Zhang, Xiyun He, Wenxiu Cheng, Mengyu Cao, and Guifu Zou. 2013. “Enlarging Photovoltaic Effect: Combination of Classic Photoelectric and Ferroelectric Photovoltaic Effects.” Scientific Reports 3: 2109.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ray Chaudhuri, Nilanjan, Balarko Chaudhuri, Rajat Majumder, and Amirnaser Yazdani. 2014. Multi-Terminal Direct-Current Grids. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Geradts, Zeno J. M. H., Katrin Y. Franke, and Cor J. Veenman, eds. 2009. Computational Forensics: Third International Workshop, IWCF 2009, The Hague, The Netherlands, August 13-14, 2009. Proceedings. Vol. 5718. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Demchenko, Yuri, Canh Ngo, Cees de Laat, Diego R. Lopez, Antonio Morales, and Joan A. García-Espín. 2013. “Security Infrastructure for Dynamically Provisioned Cloud Infrastructure Services.” In Privacy and Security for Cloud Computing, edited by Siani Pearson and George Yee, 167–210. Computer Communications and Networks. London: Springer.

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 Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies.

Blog post
Andrews, Robin. 2017. “These TripAdvisor Reviews Of Scientific And Natural Wonders Are Unbelievably Weird.” IFLScience. IFLScience.


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. 1979. Changing World of the Computer and Implications of ADP for GAO. 092322. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Li, Xin. 2009. “Graph-Based Learning for Information Systems.” Doctoral dissertation, Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona.

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
Shear, Michael D. 2017. “An Unusual Place for a President’s Family on a Foreign Trip: Center Stage.” New York Times, May 22.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Norman 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Norman 2009; Cooper and Goller 2004).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Cooper and Goller 2004)
  • Three authors: (Kagawa, Miyagawa, and Kanoda 2005)
  • 4 or more authors: (Zhang et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Iberian and Latin American Studies
ISSN (print)1470-1847
ISSN (online)1469-9524

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