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
Rousselle, T., 2004. Recruiters and industry. Dual competencies. Nature, 430(6998): 488, ISSN: 1476-4687.
A journal article with 2 authors
May, M. & Brody, H., 2015. Nature index 2015 Asia-Pacific. Nature, 519(7544): S49, ISSN: 1476-4687.
A journal article with 3 authors
Deleault, N. R.; Lucassen, R. W. & Supattapone, S., 2003. RNA molecules stimulate prion protein conversion. Nature, 425(6959): 717–720, ISSN: 1476-4687.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Whitney, H. M.; Kolle, M.; Andrew, P.; Chittka, L.; Steiner, U. & Glover, B. J., 2009. Floral iridescence, produced by diffractive optics, acts as a cue for animal pollinators. Science (New York, N.Y.), 323(5910): 130–133, ISSN: 1095-9203.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Weston, P., 2006. Bioinformatics Software Engineering. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, ISBN: 9780470030141.
An edited book
Wolff, K.-D., 2005. Raising of Microvascular Flaps: A Systematic Approach. Hölzle, F. (ed.), Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, XI, 180 p. 294 illus., 147 illus. in color p., ISBN: 9783540218494.
A chapter in an edited book
Papastefanatos, G., 2014. Challenges and Opportunities in the Evolving Data Web. In: Parsons, J. & Chiu, D. (eds.), Advances in Conceptual Modeling: ER 2013 Workshops, LSAWM, MoBiD, RIGiM, SeCoGIS, WISM, DaSeM, SCME, and PhD Symposium, Hong Kong, China, November 11-13, 2013, Revised Selected Papers, (ser. Lecture Notes in Computer Science), Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 23–28, ISBN: 9783319141381.

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
O`Callaghan, J., . 2015. How To Watch Sunday’s Rare Supermoon Eclipse, The Last For Almost 20 Years. 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, 1977. Award of Grant by the San Francisco Operations Office of the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration for the Energy Awareness Project. no. EMD-78-14, 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
Stevenson, J., 2012. Differences in physical activity behavior between insulin using diabetics versus non-insulin using diabetics. Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: 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
Lee, L., 2007. Coziness, With Good Lines. New York Times, 18 October, p. F3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rousselle, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Rousselle, 2004; May & Brody, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (May & Brody, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Whitney et al., 2009)

About the journal

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

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