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
Hall, A. 2014. “Climate. Projecting regional change”. Science (New York, N.Y.), 346(6216): 1461–1462, ISSN: 1095-9203.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lindvall, O. & Kokaia, Z. 2006. “Stem cells for the treatment of neurological disorders”. Nature, 441(7097): 1094–1096, ISSN: 1476-4687.
A journal article with 3 authors
Jordan, S. P.; Lee, K. S. M. & Preskill, J. 2012. “Quantum algorithms for quantum field theories”. Science (New York, N.Y.), 336(6085): 1130–1133, ISSN: 1095-9203.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Jónsson, S.; Segall, P.; Pedersen, R. & Björnsson, G. 2003. “Post-earthquake ground movements correlated to pore-pressure transients”. Nature, 424(6945): 179–183, 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
Krings, A. & Braham, R. R. 2008. Guide to Tendrillate Climbers of Costa Rican Mountains. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, ISBN: 9780470292082.
An edited book
Reiss, C. S. (ed.). 2016. Neurotropic Viral Infections: Volume 1: Neurotropic RNA Viruses. 2nd ed. 2016 ed., Cham: Springer International Publishing, X, 370 p. 53 illus., 41 illus. in color p., ISBN: 9783319331317.
A chapter in an edited book
Hess, A.; Nussbaumer, M.; Hlavacs, H. & Hummel, K. A. 2008. “Automatic Adaptation and Analysis of SIP Headers Using Decision Trees”. In: Schulzrinne, H., State, R. & Niccolini, S. (eds.), Principles, Systems and Applications of IP Telecommunications. Services and Security for Next Generation Networks: Second International Conference, IPTComm 2008, Heidelberg, Germany, July 1-2, 2008. Revised Selected Papers, (ser. Lecture Notes in Computer Science), Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 69–89, ISBN: 9783540890539.

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. 2015. The Thawing Of Permafrost Could Cause An Additional $43 Trillion Worth Of Economic Damage. 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 1973. Contract Award Protest. no. B-177482, 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
Richardson, S. 2014. Individual sense of efficacy, collective teacher efficacy and student achievement in high achieving and low achieving urban public schools. Doctoral dissertation, Malibu, CA: Pepperdine 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
Dominus, S. 2016. “Trump’s Boasts Shake Women Out of Silence”. New York Times, 14 October, p. A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hall, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Lindvall & Kokaia, 2006; Hall, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Lindvall & Kokaia, 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Jónsson et al., 2003)

About the journal

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

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