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
Bonetta, L. 2010. “Protein-protein interactions: Tools for the search”. Nature, 468(7325): 852, ISSN: 1476-4687.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yeomans, D. K. & Veverka, J. 2004. “Obituary: Fred Lawrence Whipple (1906-2004)”. Nature, 432(7013): 31, ISSN: 1476-4687.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ladet, S.; David, L. & Domard, A. 2008. “Multi-membrane hydrogels”. Nature, 452(7183): 76–79, ISSN: 1476-4687.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Sallon, S.; Solowey, E.; Cohen, Y.; Korchinsky, R.; Egli, M.; Woodhatch, I.; Simchoni, O. & Kislev, M. 2008. “Germination, genetics, and growth of an ancient date seed”. Science (New York, N.Y.), 320(5882): 1464, ISSN: 1095-9203.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Crowl, D. A. 2003. Understanding Explosions. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN: 9780470925287.
An edited book
Gabryś-Barker, D.; Piechurska-Kuciel, E. & Zybert, J. (eds.). 2013. Investigations in Teaching and Learning Languages: Studies in Honour of Hanna Komorowska. (ser. Second Language Learning and Teaching), Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing, XIV, 286 p p., ISBN: 9783319000435.
A chapter in an edited book
Serra, H. A. de A. & Paulino, N. 2015. “Band-Pass Filter Topologies”. In: Paulino, N. (ed.), Design of Switched-Capacitor Filter Circuits using Low Gain Amplifiers, (ser. SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering), Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 23–28, ISBN: 9783319117904.

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
Luntz, S. 2016. When It Comes To Killing Pain, Friendships Are Better Than Drugs. 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 2006. Air Traffic Control: Status of the Current Modernization Program and Planning for the Next Generation System. no. GAO-06-738T, 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
Herrlich, A. 2010. Transparency and medical interventions in vital statistics reports: Quantitative research and analysis. Doctoral dissertation, Washington, DC: George Washington 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
THEODORE HERMANBONNIE BURKEDANIEL ROTHFRANKLIN L. TOWBERMARK ARONOFFKATHLEEN KELLY(Prof.) HOWARD A. SCARROWSTEPHEN JOEL TRACHTENBERG 1980. “Letters; America’s Burden in the Afghanistan Crisis Impotence in the Face of Soviet Aggression Let Russian Commerce Have an Ice-Free Port Set for San Juan Hill? The Sounds Of Mandarin Sex and the Monarchy A Single-Issue Party’s Clout Errant Philanthropy”. New York Times, 3 February, p. The Week In ReviewE20.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bonetta, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Yeomans & Veverka, 2004; Bonetta, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Yeomans & Veverka, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Sallon et al., 2008)

About the journal

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

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