How to format your references using the Revista Chilena de Historia Natural citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revista Chilena de Historia Natural. 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
Cisne JL (2005) How science survived: medieval manuscripts’ “demography” and classic texts’ extinction. Science 307:1305–1307
A journal article with 2 authors
Livio M, Rees MJ (2005) Cosmology. Anthropic reasoning. Science 309:1022–1023
A journal article with 3 authors
Yelshanskaya MV, Li M, Sobolevsky AI (2014) Structure of an agonist-bound ionotropic glutamate receptor. Science 345:1070–1074
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Shaffer PL, Goehring A, Shankaranarayanan A, Gouaux E (2009) Structure and mechanism of a Na+-independent amino acid transporter. Science 325:1010–1014

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Jarry P, Beneat J (2007) Advanced Design Techniques and Realizations of Microwave and RF Filters. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Lehmann-Grube F, Sablatnig J (eds) (2010) Facets of Virtual Environments: First International Conference, FaVE 2009, Berlin, Germany, July 27-29, 2009, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Williams CJ (2011) A Paleoecological Perspective on Wetland Restoration. In: LePage BA (ed) Wetlands: Integrating Multidisciplinary Concepts. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 67–91

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 Revista Chilena de Historia Natural.

Blog post
Andrews R (2016) Two Species Of North American Wolf Just Disappeared Overnight. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (1978) The Air Force Continued To Develop the Advanced Logistics System, a Program It Was Directed To Cancel. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hoffmann M (2015) An exploratory study: Mobile device use for academics. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine 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
Etheredge P by G (2016) The High Line. New York Times RE9

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cisne 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Cisne 2005; Livio and Rees 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Livio and Rees 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Shaffer et al. 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleRevista Chilena de Historia Natural
AbbreviationRev. Chil. Hist. Nat.
ISSN (online)0717-6317
ScopeGeneral Agricultural and Biological Sciences
General Environmental Science

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