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
Marcus GF (2004) Before the word. Nature 431:745
A journal article with 2 authors
Cuffey KM, Marshall SJ (2000) Substantial contribution to sea-level rise during the last interglacial from the Greenland ice sheet. Nature 404:591–594
A journal article with 3 authors
Stanley JD, Goddio F, Schnepp G (2001) Nile flooding sank two ancient cities. Nature 412:293–294
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Yamachika R, Grobis M, Wachowiak A, Crommie MF (2004) Controlled atomic doping of a single C60 molecule. Science 304:281–284

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Holt J (2013) The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. John Wiley & Sons, Oxford
An edited book
Katsikas S, López J, Pernul G (eds) (2005) Trust, Privacy, and Security in Digital Business: Second International Conference, TrustBus 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 22-26, 2005. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Ejnisman B, Terra BB, Costantini A (2015) Coracoid Process. In: Bain GI, Itoi E, Di Giacomo G, Sugaya H (eds) Normal and Pathological Anatomy of the Shoulder. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 47–55

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) Watch This Robotic Insect Jump On Water. 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 (1992) [Comments on Cincinnati Airport Bond Issue]. 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
Shamloo Aliabadi E (2013) The effect of distortion on trajectory of diesel Particulate Matters (PM) from mobile sources. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Kelly M (1992) No Headline. New York Times 126

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Marcus 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Cuffey and Marshall 2000; Marcus 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Cuffey and Marshall 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Yamachika et al. 2004)

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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