How to format your references using the Nefrología Latinoamericana citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Nefrología Latinoamericana. 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
[1]
Canfield D. Robert A. Berner (1935-2015). Nature 2015;518:484.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ratnieks FLW, Carreck NL. Ecology. Clarity on honey bee collapse? Science 2010;327:152–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Pearson PD, Moje E, Greenleaf C. Literacy and science: each in the service of the other. Science 2010;328:459–63.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Germano G, Lamba S, Rospo G, Barault L, Magrì A, Maione F, et al. Inactivation of DNA repair triggers neoantigen generation and impairs tumour growth. Nature 2017;552:116–20.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Lakshminarayana B. Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer of Turbomachinery. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2007.
An edited book
[1]
Wheeler DS, Wong HR, Shanley TP, editors. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Volume 3: Gastroenterological, Endocrine, Renal, Hematologic, Oncologic and Immune Systems. 2nd ed. 2014. London: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Alam T, Lee PS, Jin L-W. Optimization of Microgap Channel Dimension and Operating Condition. In: Lee PS, Jin L, editors. Flow Boiling in Microgap Channels: Experiment, Visualization and Analysis, New York, NY: Springer; 2014, p. 29–40.

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 Nefrología Latinoamericana.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. How Hubble’s Successor Will Give Us A Glimpse Into The Very First Galaxies. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/space/how-hubble-s-successor-will-give-us-glimpse-very-first-galaxies/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

Reports

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. National Science Foundation-Supported Science Education Materials. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1976.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Moncur HB. Exploring primary caregivers’ perceptions of the effects of secondhand marijuana smoke on children: A quantitative study. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2014.

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
[1]
Dominus S. Singing Together Again. New York Times 2016:C1.

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 titleNefrología Latinoamericana
ISSN (print)2444-9032
Scope

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