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
Laughlin, G., 2010. Astronomy. A dance of extrasolar planets. Science (New York, N.Y.), 330(6000): 47–48, ISSN: 1095-9203.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fu, Y.-X. & Storb, U., 2002. Immunology. Autoreactive B cells migrate into T cell territory. Science (New York, N.Y.), 297(5589): 2006–2008, ISSN: 1095-9203.
A journal article with 3 authors
Stratton, M. R.; Campbell, P. J. & Futreal, P. A., 2009. The cancer genome. Nature, 458(7239): 719–724, ISSN: 1476-4687.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Li, X.; Li, T.-Q.; Andreasen, N.; Wiberg, M. K.; Westman, E. & Wahlund, L.-O., 2013. Ratio of Aβ42/P-tau181p in CSF is associated with aberrant default mode network in AD. Scientific reports, 3: 1339, ISSN: 2045-2322.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hickey, R., 2013. A Dictionary of Varieties of English. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 9781118602607.
An edited book
Aboh, E. O. & Essegbey, J. (eds.). 2010. Topics in Kwa Syntax. (ser. Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory), vol. 78, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, XVIII, 237 p p., ISBN: 9789048131884.
A chapter in an edited book
Rosen, J., 2015. Isomorphism Theorems: Markov Processes, Gaussian Processes and Beyond. In: Gayrard, V. & Kistler, N. (eds.), Correlated Random Systems: Five Different Methods: CIRM Jean-Morlet Chair, Spring 2013, (ser. Lecture Notes in Mathematics), Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 121–177, ISBN: 9783319176734.

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
Taub, B., . 2017. Salmonella Could Be Used To Fight Brain Tumors. 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, 2004. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Major Management Issues Facing DOD’s Development and Fielding Efforts. no. GAO-04-530T, 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
Yi, Z., 2009. Dynamics of bio-membranes investigated by neutron spin echo: Effects of phospholipid conformations and presence of lidocaine. Doctoral dissertation, Bloomington, IN: Indiana 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
(nyt), S. K., 2004. World Briefing | Asia: China And Russia Settle Last Border Dispute. New York Times, 15 October, p. A12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Laughlin, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Fu & Storb, 2002; Laughlin, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Fu & Storb, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Li et al., 2013)

About the journal

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

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