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
Leroy, A. (2015). Astrophysics: Glimpse into a primitive stellar nursery. Nature, 525(7568), 195–197.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zufall, R. A., & Rausher, M. D. (2004). Genetic changes associated with floral adaptation restrict future evolutionary potential. Nature, 428(6985), 847–850.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pendry, J. B., Schurig, D., & Smith, D. R. (2006). Controlling electromagnetic fields. Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5781), 1780–1782.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Bansal, D., Miyake, K., Vogel, S. S., Groh, S., Chen, C.-C., Williamson, R., … Campbell, K. P. (2003). Defective membrane repair in dysferlin-deficient muscular dystrophy. Nature, 423(6936), 168–172.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bragg, S. M. (2010). Running an Effective Investor Relations Department. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Okereke, O. I. (Ed.). (2015). Prevention of Late-Life Depression: Current Clinical Challenges and Priorities (Vol. 9). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Wang, Y., Vitanovski, D., Georgescu, B., Ionasec, R., Voigt, I., Datta, S., … Comaniciu, D. (2013). Automatic Detection and Quantification of Mitral Regurgitation on TTE with Application to Assist Mitral Clip Planning and Evaluation. In K. Drechsler, M. Erdt, M. G. Linguraru, C. Oyarzun Laura, K. Sharma, R. Shekhar, & S. Wesarg (Eds.), Clinical Image-Based Procedures. From Planning to Intervention: International Workshop, CLIP 2012, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2012, Nice, France, October 5, 2012, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 33–41). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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
Luntz, S. (2016, October 25). Iceland Is Drilling World’s Hottest Hole To Create Electricity From Molten Magma. 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. (1998). DOD, GSA, and NASA: Federal Acquisition Regulation--Reform of Affirmative Action in Federal Procurement (No. OGC-98-64). 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
Abraham, C. (2017). How Are Nonresident African American Fathers Involved in Their Children’s Academic Success? (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Brantley, B. (2017, April 3). Upending a Whodunit. New York Times, p. C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Leroy, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Leroy, 2015; Zufall & Rausher, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Zufall & Rausher, 2004)
  • Three authors: (Pendry, Schurig, & Smith, 2006)
  • 6 or more authors: (Bansal et al., 2003)

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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