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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revista Latinoamericana de Recursos Naturales. 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
Keeling, R. F., 2005. Comment on ‘The ocean sink for anthropogenic CO2’. Science (New York, N.Y.), 308(5729): 1743; author reply 1743, ISSN: 1095-9203.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rohatgi, R. & Scott, M. P., 2008. Cell biology. Arrestin’ movement in cilia. Science (New York, N.Y.), 320(5884): 1726–1727, ISSN: 1095-9203.
A journal article with 3 authors
Merz, A. J.; So, M. & Sheetz, M. P., 2000. Pilus retraction powers bacterial twitching motility. Nature, 407(6800): 98–102, ISSN: 0028-0836.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Decker, R. B.; Krimigis, S. M.; Roelof, E. C.; Hill, M. E.; Armstrong, T. P.; Gloeckler, G.; Hamilton, D. C. & Lanzerotti, L. J., 2008. Mediation of the solar wind termination shock by non-thermal ions. Nature, 454(7200): 67–70, ISSN: 1476-4687.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Heimer, T. & Werner, M., 2004. Die Zukunft der Mikrosystemtechnik. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, ISBN: 9783527603886.
An edited book
Pickel, G. & Sammet, K. (eds.). 2012. Transformations of Religiosity: Religion and Religiosity in Eastern Europe 1989 – 2010. (ser. Veröffentlichungen der Sektion Religionssoziologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie), Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 216 p. 14 illus p., ISBN: 9783531175409.
A chapter in an edited book
Lin, J.-L. & Yan, H.-S., 2016. Reconstruction Design Methodology. In: Yan, H.-S. (ed.), Decoding the Mechanisms of Antikythera Astronomical Device, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 85–113, ISBN: 9783662484456.

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 Recursos Naturales.

Blog post
Fang, J., . 2016. Bear Moms Use Human Shields To Protect Cubs From Infanticidal Males. IFLScience, IFLScience, Available: <>, [Consulted: October 30, 2018].


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, 1991. Medical ADP Systems: Automated Medical Records Hold Promise to Improve Patient Care. no. IMTEC-91-5, 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
Yoon, T., 2008. Object Recognition Based on Multi-Agent Spatial Reasoning. Doctoral dissertation, Columbus, OH: Ohio State University.

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
Saslow, L., 2007. Roosevelt Seeking Schools Superintendent. New York Times, 29 April, p. 14LI2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Keeling, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Keeling, 2005; Rohatgi & Scott, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Rohatgi & Scott, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Decker et al., 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleRevista Latinoamericana de Recursos Naturales
ISSN (print)1870-0667

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