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
Rodriguez, I. (2014). Neurobiology: To care or not to care. Nature, 509(7500), 294–296.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rohwer, F., & Segall, A. M. (2015). In retrospect: A century of phage lessons. Nature, 528(7580), 46–48.
A journal article with 3 authors
Arendt, D., Technau, U., & Wittbrodt, J. (2001). Evolution of the bilaterian larval foregut. Nature, 409(6816), 81–85.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Salmon, P. S., Martin, R. A., Mason, P. E., & Cuello, G. J. (2005). Topological versus chemical ordering in network glasses at intermediate and extended length scales. Nature, 435(7038), 75–78.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Harrison, R. G. (2014). Meteorological Measurements and Instrumentation. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Sengupta, D. (Ed.). (2014). Recent Trends in Modelling of Environmental Contaminants. New Delhi: Springer India.
A chapter in an edited book
Othieno, H., & Awange, J. (2016). Energy Resources in Western and Central Africa. In J. Awange (Ed.), Energy Resources in Africa: Distribution, Opportunities and Challenges (pp. 165–192). 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
Taub, B. (2015, November 14). This Drug Reverses The Effects of Opioid Overdoses. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from IFLScience website:


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. (2007). Motor Carrier Safety: Federal Safety Agency Identifies Many High-Risk Carriers but Does Not Assess Maximum Fines as Often as Required by Law (No. GAO-07-584). 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
Gardina, V. J. (2008). Analysis of LiDAR data for fluvial geomorphic change detection at a small Maryland stream (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
Creswell, J., & de la MERCED, M. J. (2017, July 17). Activist Investor Seeks Seat at Procter & Gamble. New York Times, p. B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rodriguez, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Rodriguez, 2014; Rohwer & Segall, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Rohwer & Segall, 2015)
  • Three authors: (Arendt, Technau, & Wittbrodt, 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Salmon, Martin, Mason, & Cuello, 2005)

About the journal

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

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