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
Brumfiel, G. 2002. “China ponders joining fusion project”. Nature, 419(6907): 545, ISSN: 0028-0836.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wortmann, U. G. & Chernyavsky, B. M. 2007. “Effect of evaporite deposition on Early Cretaceous carbon and sulphur cycling”. Nature, 446(7136): 654–656, ISSN: 1476-4687.
A journal article with 3 authors
Peltier, W. R.; Liu, Y. & Crowley, J. W. 2007. “Snowball Earth prevention by dissolved organic carbon remineralization”. Nature, 450(7171): 813–818, ISSN: 1476-4687.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
van Straten, W.; Bailes, M.; Britton, M.; Kulkarni, S. R.; Anderson, S. B.; Manchester, R. N. & Sarkissian, J. 2001. “A test of general relativity from the three-dimensional orbital geometry of a binary pulsar”. Nature, 412(6843): 158–160, 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
Strohfeldt, K. A. 2015. Essentials of Inorganic Chemistry. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, ISBN: 9781118695425.
An edited book
Nowobilska, M. 2014. Potsdamer Platz: The Reshaping of Berlin. Zaman, Q. M. (ed.), (ser. SpringerBriefs in Geography), Cham: Springer International Publishing, XV, 47 p. 33 illus p., ISBN: 9783319029276.
A chapter in an edited book
García-Vidal, J.; Guerrero-Zapata, M.; Morillo-Pozo, J. & Fusté-Vilella, D. 2007. “A Protocol Stack for Cooperative Wireless Networks”. In: García-Vidal, J. & Cerdà-Alabern, L. (eds.), Wireless Systems and Mobility in Next Generation Internet: Third International Workshop of the EURO-NGI Network of Excellence, Sitges, Spain, June 6-9, 2006, Revised Selected Papers, (ser. Lecture Notes in Computer Science), Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 62–72, ISBN: 9783540709688.

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. New Vaccines Could Protect Poultry and Humans from Bird Flu. 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 2005. Electronic Government: Funding of the Office of Management and Budget’s Initiatives. no. GAO-05-420, 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
Wood, E. D. 2017. A Study of the Effect of Grouping Students and Results on the Ohio Achievement Assessment for Reading. 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
Kelly, M. 1992. “THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: Hometown; Perot Isn’t Necessarily Texarkana’s Favorite Son”. New York Times, 14 June, p. 128.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Brumfiel, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Brumfiel, 2002; Wortmann & Chernyavsky, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Wortmann & Chernyavsky, 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (van Straten et al., 2001)

About the journal

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

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