How to format your references using the Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología. 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
Davies, P. (2005). A quantum recipe for life. Nature, 437(7060), 819.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jiao, L., & Liu, X. (2015). Structural basis of histone H3K27 trimethylation by an active polycomb repressive complex 2. Science (New York, N.Y.), 350(6258), aac4383.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cook, D. J., Teves, L., & Tymianski, M. (2012). Treatment of stroke with a PSD-95 inhibitor in the gyrencephalic primate brain. Nature, 483(7388), 213–217.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Liquori, C. L., Ricker, K., Moseley, M. L., Jacobsen, J. F., Kress, W., Naylor, S. L., Day, J. W., & Ranum, L. P. (2001). Myotonic dystrophy type 2 caused by a CCTG expansion in intron 1 of ZNF9. Science (New York, N.Y.), 293(5531), 864–867.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bi, J. (2015). Sensory Discrimination Tests and Measurements. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Rahman, A.-U.-, Khan, A. N., & Shaw, R. (Eds.). (2015). Disaster Risk Reduction Approaches in Pakistan. Springer Japan.
A chapter in an edited book
Lee, E., Lee, S., Chung, Y., Cho, H., & Pan, S. B. (2010). Ensuring Confidentiality and Integrity of Multimedia Data on Multi-core Platforms. In C.-H. Hsu, L. T. Yang, J. H. Park, & S.-S. Yeo (Eds.), Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing: 10th International Conference, ICA3PP 2010, Busan, Korea, May 21-23, 2010. Workshops, Part II (pp. 42–51). Springer.

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 Latinoamericana de Psicología.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2016, May 6). Antibody Injections Could Be Stepping Stone To HIV Vaccine. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (1985). U.S. Citizens Studying Medicine Abroad (No. 128595). 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
Moody, V. J. (2012). Examining leadership styles and employee engagement in the public and private sectors [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Phoenix.

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
Feeney, K. (2006, July 14). Warming Up to Sausage and Dogs. New York Times, NJ13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Davies, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Davies, 2005; Jiao & Liu, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Jiao & Liu, 2015)
  • Three authors: (Cook et al., 2012)
  • 6 or more authors: (Liquori et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleRevista Latinoamericana de Psicología
AbbreviationRev. Latinoam. Psicol.
ISSN (print)0120-0534
ScopeGeneral Psychology
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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