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
Crim, F. F. 2001. “Chemistry. Close Encounters.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 293 (5537): 2014–2015.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fields, Stanley, and Mark Johnston. 2005. “Cell Biology. Whither Model Organism Research?” Science (New York, N.Y.) 307 (5717): 1885–1886.
A journal article with 3 authors
Xu, Hong, Steven Z. DeLuca, and Patrick H. O’Farrell. 2008. “Manipulating the Metazoan Mitochondrial Genome with Targeted Restriction Enzymes.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 321 (5888): 575–577.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Gouin, Edith, Coumaran Egile, Pierre Dehoux, Véronique Villiers, Josephine Adams, Frank Gertler, Rong Li, and Pascale Cossart. 2004. “The RickA Protein of Rickettsia Conorii Activates the Arp2/3 Complex.” Nature 427 (6973): 457–461.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Woo, Jeong-Ho, Ju-Ho Sohn, Byeong-Gyu Nam, and Hoi-Jun Yoo. 2010. Mobile 3D Graphics SoC. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Kostkova, Patty, ed. 2010. Electronic Healthcare: Second International ICST Conference, EHealth 2009, Istanbul, Turkey, September 23-15, 2009, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 27. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Scaramuzza, Gabriele. 2010. “Antonio Banfi.” In Handbook of Phenomenological Aesthetics, edited by Hans Rainer Sepp and L. Embree, 29–32. Contributions To Phenomenology. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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
Davis, Josh. 2017. “Unlike Most Other Arachnids, Majestic Jumping Spiders Can See In Color.” 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. 1992. Truck Safety: The Safety of Longer Combination Vehicles Is Unknown. RCED-92-66. 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
Meng, Wei. 2014. “Synthesis and Design of Microwave Wideband Filters and Components.” Doctoral dissertation, College Park, MD: University of Maryland, College Park.

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
Qiu, Linda. 2017. “Does Amazon Pay Tax? Yes.” New York Times, August 16.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Crim 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Crim 2001; Fields and Johnston 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Fields and Johnston 2005)
  • Three authors: (Xu, DeLuca, and O’Farrell 2008)
  • 4 or more authors: (Gouin et al. 2004)

About the journal

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

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