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
Halpern, J. P. 2009. “Astronomy. Gamma-ray pulsars old and new”. Science (New York, N.Y.), 325(5942): 821–822, ISSN: 1095-9203.
A journal article with 2 authors
Süsstrunk, R. & Huber, S. D. 2015. “PHYSICS. Observation of phononic helical edge states in a mechanical topological insulator”. Science (New York, N.Y.), 349(6243): 47–50, ISSN: 1095-9203.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bressan, M.; Liu, G. & Mikawa, T. 2013. “Early mesodermal cues assign avian cardiac pacemaker fate potential in a tertiary heart field”. Science (New York, N.Y.), 340(6133): 744–748, ISSN: 1095-9203.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Caro, G.; Bourdon, B.; Birck, J.-L. & Moorbath, S. 2003. “146Sm-142Nd evidence from Isua metamorphosed sediments for early differentiation of the Earth’s mantle”. Nature, 423(6938): 428–432, ISSN: 0028-0836.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hermans, J. & Lentz, B. 2013. Equilibria and Kinetics of Biological Macromolecules. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN: 9781118733639.
An edited book
Gupta, N.; Banerjee, A. & Haas-Kogan, D. (eds.). 2010. Pediatric CNS Tumors. (ser. Pediatric Oncology), Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, XXV, 357 p. 85 illus., 23 illus. in color p., ISBN: 9783540879763.
A chapter in an edited book
Cheng, D.; Qi, H. & Li, Z. 2011. “Topological Structure of a Boolean Network”. In: Qi, H. & Li, Z. (eds.), Analysis and Control of Boolean Networks: A Semi-tensor Product Approach, (ser. Communications and Control Engineering), London: Springer, pp. 103–140, ISBN: 9780857290960.

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
Fang, J. 2015. Rare, Hairy Nautilus Spotted For The First Time in 30 Years. 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. Corps of Engineers: Extent and Status of Expedited Permit Processing for Public-Utility Companies, Natural Gas Companies, and Railroad Carriers. no. GAO-17-678R, 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
Wurster, K. W. 2010. Management matter? Effects of charcoal production management on woodland regeneration in Senegal. Doctoral dissertation, College Park, MD: University of Maryland, College Park.

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
Sophia Kishkovsky; Compiled by 2006. “Arts, Briefly; A New Festival in Moscow”. New York Times, 13 May, p. B8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Halpern, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Halpern, 2009; Süsstrunk & Huber, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Süsstrunk & Huber, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Caro et al., 2003)

About the journal

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

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