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
Tully, John C. 2006. “Chemistry. Mode-Selective Control of Surface Reactions.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 312 (5776): 1004–1005.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yu, Hak Ki, and Jong-Lam Lee. 2014. “Growth Mechanism of Metal-Oxide Nanowires Synthesized by Electron Beam Evaporation: A Self-Catalytic Vapor-Liquid-Solid Process.” Scientific Reports 4 (October): 6589.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tilmann, Frederik, James Ni, and INDEPTH III Seismic Team. 2003. “Seismic Imaging of the Downwelling Indian Lithosphere beneath Central Tibet.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 300 (5624): 1424–1427.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Mitchell, James I., Nan Zhou, Woongsik Nam, Luis M. Traverso, and Xianfan Xu. 2014. “Sub-Diffraction Laser Synthesis of Silicon Nanowires.” Scientific Reports 4 (January): 3908.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bi, Jian. 2015. Sensory Discrimination Tests and Measurements. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Grune, Dick. 2008. Parsing Techniques: A Practical Guide. Edited by Ceriel J. H. Jacobs. Monographs in Computer Science. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Schwan, Anne. 2016. “Frederick William Robinson, Charles Dickens, and the Literary Tradition of ‘Low Life.’” In Nineteenth-Century Radical Traditions, edited by Joseph Bristow and Josephine McDonagh, 63–84. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

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
Andrew, Elise. 2015. “Two-Father Babies Could Soon Be Possible, With No Egg Donor Required.” 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. 1969. Use Of Missile Procurement Funds To Finance Research And Development Efforts. B-146876. 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
Arnold, Dana Martin. 2017. “An Examination of Job Satisfaction Among Full-Time Faculty in a Selected Mississippi Community College.” Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State, MS: Mississippi State University.

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
Pilon, Mary. 2012. “Gold to British in Jumpoff With Dutch.” New York Times, August 7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Tully 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Tully 2006; Yu and Lee 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Yu and Lee 2014)
  • Three authors: (Tilmann, Ni, and INDEPTH III Seismic Team 2003)
  • 4 or more authors: (Mitchell et al. 2014)

About the journal

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

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