How to format your references using the Revista Cubana de Meteorologia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revista Cubana de Meteorologia. 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
Dessler, A. E. 2010. “A determination of the cloud feedback from climate variations over the past decade”. Science (New York, N.Y.), 330(6010): 1523–1527, ISSN: 1095-9203.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hinrichs, K.-U. & Inagaki, F. 2012. “Biogeochemistry. Downsizing the deep biosphere”. Science (New York, N.Y.), 338(6104): 204–205, ISSN: 1095-9203.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wolfe, N. D.; Dunavan, C. P. & Diamond, J. 2007. “Origins of major human infectious diseases”. Nature, 447(7142): 279–283, ISSN: 1476-4687.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Terao, K.; Gel, M.; Okonogi, A.; Fuke, A.; Okitsu, T.; Tada, T.; Suzuki, T.; Nagamatsu, S.; Washizu, M. & Kotera, H. 2014. “Subcellular glucose exposure biases the spatial distribution of insulin granules in single pancreatic beta cells”. Scientific reports, 4: 4123, ISSN: 2045-2322.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rémond, Y.; Ahzi, S.; Baniassadi, M. & Garmestani, H. 2016. Applied RVE Reconstruction and Homogenization of Heterogeneous Materials. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN: 9781119307563.
An edited book
Gramoli, V. & Guerraoui, R. (eds.). 2013. Networked Systems: First International Conference, NETYS 2013, Marrakech, Morocco, May 2-4, 2013, Revised Selected Papers. (ser. Lecture Notes in Computer Science), vol. 7853, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, X, 332 p. 112 illus p., ISBN: 9783642401473.
A chapter in an edited book
Balasch, J.; Gierlichs, B.; Grosso, V.; Reparaz, O. & Standaert, F.-X. 2015. “On the Cost of Lazy Engineering for Masked Software Implementations”. In: Joye, M. & Moradi, A. (eds.), Smart Card Research and Advanced Applications: 13th International Conference, CARDIS 2014, Paris, France, November 5-7, 2014. Revised Selected Papers, (ser. Lecture Notes in Computer Science), Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 64–81, ISBN: 9783319167626.

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 Cubana de Meteorologia.

Blog post
Carpineti, A. 2016. This Lake In Venezuela Is The World’s 'Lightning Capital”. IFLScience, IFLScience, Available: <>, [Consulted: October 30, 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 1997. School Meal Programs: Sharing Information on Best Practices May Improve Programs’ Operations. no. RCED-97-126, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Swann, E. 2014. Adult learning for healthy aging: An investigation of health literacy and technology use in older adults. Doctoral dissertation, Boca Raton, FL: Florida Atlantic 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
Hodara, S. 2016. “At 100, a Movement Still Astonishes and Provokes”. New York Times, 20 March, p. CT10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dessler, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Dessler, 2010; Hinrichs & Inagaki, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Hinrichs & Inagaki, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Terao et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleRevista Cubana de Meteorologia
ISSN (print)0864-151x

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