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
Marzari, F. 2006. “Planetary science. Puzzling Neptune Trojans”. Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5786): 451–452, ISSN: 1095-9203.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hashmi, A. & Hong, J. 2014. “Metal free half metallicity in 2D system: structural and magnetic properties of g-C4N3 on BN”. Scientific reports, 4: 4374, ISSN: 2045-2322.
A journal article with 3 authors
Stott, P. A.; Stone, D. A. & Allen, M. R. 2004. “Human contribution to the European heatwave of 2003”. Nature, 432(7017): 610–614, ISSN: 1476-4687.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Klausmeier, C. A.; Litchman, E.; Daufresne, T. & Levin, S. A. 2004. “Optimal nitrogen-to-phosphorus stoichiometry of phytoplankton”. Nature, 429(6988): 171–174, ISSN: 1476-4687.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Li, R. C.-H. 2008. RF Circuit Design. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN: 9780470405758.
An edited book
Gheorghe, A. V.; Masera, M. & Katina, P. F. (eds.). 2014. Infranomics: Sustainability, Engineering Design and Governance. (ser. Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality), vol. 24, Cham: Springer International Publishing, XIV, 422 p. 104 illus., 49 illus. in color p., ISBN: 9783319024929.
A chapter in an edited book
Morrison, A. B. & Jha, A. P. 2015. “Mindfulness, Attention, and Working Memory”. In: Ostafin, B. D., Robinson, M. D. & Meier, B. P. (eds.), Handbook of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation, New York, NY: Springer, pp. 33–45, ISBN: 9781493922628.

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
Davis, J. 2017. Researchers Have Created The World’s First Genetically Modified Ants. 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 2017. K-12 Education: Education Needs to Improve Oversight of Its 21st Century Program. no. GAO-17-400, 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
McCarter, K. M. 2008. The effect of auditory stimulation on learners with different learning styles. Doctoral dissertation, Minneapolis, MN: Capella 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
Branch, J. 2017. “The Ultimate Hunt: Sheep”. New York Times, 16 February, p. SP1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Marzari, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Marzari, 2006; Hashmi & Hong, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Hashmi & Hong, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Klausmeier et al., 2004)

About the journal

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

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