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
Kalil T (2006) Planning for US science policy in 2009. Nature 443:751–752
A journal article with 2 authors
Li J, Cheng J-X (2014) Direct visualization of de novo lipogenesis in single living cells. Sci Rep 4:6807
A journal article with 3 authors
Casanueva MO, Burga A, Lehner B (2012) Fitness trade-offs and environmentally induced mutation buffering in isogenic C. elegans. Science 335:82–85
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Zhang Z, Liu CT, Miller MK, et al (2013) A nanoscale co-precipitation approach for property enhancement of Fe-base alloys. Sci Rep 3:1327

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chen K-H (2016) Power Management Techniques for Integrated Circuit Design. John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore
An edited book
Zhou Q (ed) (2011) Advances in Applied Economics, Business and Development: International Symposium, ISAEBD 2011, Dalian, China, August 6-7, 2011, Proceedings, Part II. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Letfullin RR, George TF (2016) Introduction to Light–Particle Interactions. In: George TF (ed) Computational Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology: Lectures with Computer Practicums. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 183–239

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
Andrew E (2015) Mars: The Heavy Metal Rock Star Planet. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/mars-heavy-metal-rock-star-planet/. Accessed 30 Oct 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
Government Accountability Office (2005) FAA Safety Inspector Training Survey Data, an E-supplement to GAO-05-728. 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
Mack DL (2017) The Cost of Credit: Protecting Consumers in a Regulated Fringe Credit Market. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington 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
Logan L (2013) Selfless. New York Times MM54

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kalil 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Kalil 2006; Li and Cheng 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Li and Cheng 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhang et al. 2013)

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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