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
Knill E (2005) Quantum computing with realistically noisy devices. Nature 434:39–44
A journal article with 2 authors
Brosi BJ, Biber EGN (2012) Conservation. Citizen involvement in the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Science 337:802–803
A journal article with 3 authors
Sachs R, Lin Z, Shi J (2014) Ferroelectric-like SrTiO3 surface dipoles probed by graphene. Sci Rep 4:3657
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Lu C, Tej SS, Luo S, et al (2005) Elucidation of the small RNA component of the transcriptome. Science 309:1567–1569

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rahman ROA, Rakhimov RZ, Rakhimova NR, Ojovan MI (2014) Cementitious Materials for Nuclear Waste Immobilization. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Bougé L, Forsell M, Träff JL, et al (eds) (2008) Euro-Par 2007 Workshops: Parallel Processing: HPPC 2007, UNICORE Summit 2007, and VHPC 2007, Rennes, France, August 28-31, 2007, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Lamont M, Guetzkow J (2016) How Quality Is Recognized by Peer Review Panels: The Case of the Humanities. In: Ochsner M, Hug SE, Daniel H-D (eds) Research Assessment in the Humanities: Towards Criteria and Procedures. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 31–41

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) What Exactly Is A Super-Recognizer? 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 (2001) Motor Vehicle Safety: NHTSA’s Ability to Detect and Recall Defective Replacement Crash Parts Is Limited. 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
Vento-Wilson M (2012) The role of the speech-language pathologist and augmentative and alternative communication with acute care patients with severe communication impairments. 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
Oestreich JR (2017) Review: The Vienna Philharmonic Adds New Work, and Women. New York Times C5

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Knill 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Knill 2005; Brosi and Biber 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Brosi and Biber 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Lu et al. 2005)

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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