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
Rochmyaningsih, D. (2015). Indigenous peoples must benefit from science. Nature, 526(7574), 477.
A journal article with 2 authors
Clem, R. L., & Huganir, R. L. (2010). Calcium-permeable AMPA receptor dynamics mediate fear memory erasure. Science (New York, N.Y.), 330(6007), 1108–1112.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yoo, A. S., Bais, C., & Greenwald, I. (2004). Crosstalk between the EGFR and LIN-12/Notch pathways in C. elegans vulval development. Science (New York, N.Y.), 303(5658), 663–666.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Huang, C.-H., Mandelker, D., Schmidt-Kittler, O., Samuels, Y., Velculescu, V. E., Kinzler, K. W., Vogelstein, B., Gabelli, S. B., & Amzel, L. M. (2007). The structure of a human p110alpha/p85alpha complex elucidates the effects of oncogenic PI3Kalpha mutations. Science (New York, N.Y.), 318(5857), 1744–1748.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Quinlan, J., & VanderBrug, J. (2016). Gender Lens Investing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Bebis, G., Boyle, R., Parvin, B., Koracin, D., Li, B., Porikli, F., Zordan, V., Klosowski, J., Coquillart, S., Luo, X., Chen, M., & Gotz, D. (Eds.). (2013). Advances in Visual Computing: 9th International Symposium, ISVC 2013, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, July 29-31, 2013. Proceedings, Part I (Vol. 8033). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Lara, M. D., & Doyen, L. (2008). Optimal sequential decisions. In L. Doyen (Ed.), Sustainable Management of Natural Resources: Mathematical Models and Methods (pp. 107–151). 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
Hamilton, K. (2017, May 22). Unfolding The Secrets Of Ladybird Wings. 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. (1989). Federal Research: Information on Site Selection Process for DOE’s Super Collider (RCED-90-33BR). 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
Bravo, D. (2013). Parents’ perspectives of undocumented students’ transition from high school [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Baker, L. (2006, March 5). Bridge Plan Rattles Seattle Enclave. New York Times, 1111.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rochmyaningsih, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Clem & Huganir, 2010; Rochmyaningsih, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Clem & Huganir, 2010)
  • Three authors: (Yoo et al., 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Huang et al., 2007)

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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