How to format your references using the Revista Iberoamericana de Psicología y Salud citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revista Iberoamericana de Psicología y Salud. 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
Huntress, W. T., Jr. (2003). Planetary science. Human space exploration is about more than just science. Science (New York, N.Y.), 301(5634), 771.
A journal article with 2 authors
Spanò, S., & Galán, J. E. (2012). A Rab32-dependent pathway contributes to Salmonella typhi host restriction. Science (New York, N.Y.), 338(6109), 960–963.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gneezy, U., Keenan, E. A., & Gneezy, A. (2014). Behavioral economics. Avoiding overhead aversion in charity. Science (New York, N.Y.), 346(6209), 632–635.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gurtner, G. C., Werner, S., Barrandon, Y., & Longaker, M. T. (2008). Wound repair and regeneration. Nature, 453(7193), 314–321.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kissell, J. (2009). Mac® Security Bible. Indianapolis, IN, USA: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
An edited book
Hassell, J. (2007). Windows Vista: Beyond the Manual. (T. Campbell, Ed.). Berkeley, CA: Apress.
A chapter in an edited book
He, Y., Xu, X., Zhang, F., Li, D., Midson, S., & Zhu, Q. (2016). Influence of Process Parameters on Blistering during T6 Heat Treatment of Semi-Solid Castings. In M. Tiryakioğlu, J. Campbell, & G. Byczynski (Eds.), Shape Casting: 5th International Symposium 2014 (pp. 27–33). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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 Iberoamericana de Psicología y Salud.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, August 14). Scientists Discover Brain Network That Distinguishes Novelty From Familiarity. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (2002). Technology Transfer: Several Factors Have Led to a Decline in Partnerships at DOE’s Laboratories (No. GAO-02-465). 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
Chlarson-Varner, G. (2010). Falls among older adults 65 years and older (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Greenhouse, L. (2007, February 27). Justices Take Up Police Use of Lethal Force. New York Times, p. A13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Huntress, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Huntress, 2003; Spanò & Galán, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Spanò & Galán, 2012)
  • Three authors: (Gneezy, Keenan, & Gneezy, 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Gurtner, Werner, Barrandon, & Longaker, 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleRevista Iberoamericana de Psicología y Salud
ISSN (print)2171-2069
ScopeGeneral Psychology

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