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
Sagan, S. D., 2012. Policy: a call for global nuclear disarmament. Nature, 487(7405): 30–32, ISSN: 1476-4687.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gilbert, D. T. & Wilson, T. D., 2007. Prospection: experiencing the future. Science (New York, N.Y.), 317(5843): 1351–1354, ISSN: 1095-9203.
A journal article with 3 authors
Usdin, M.; Guillerm, M. & Chirac, P., 2006. Neglected tests for neglected patients. Nature, 441(7091): 283–284, ISSN: 1476-4687.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Chichak, K. S.; Cantrill, S. J.; Pease, A. R.; Chiu, S.-H.; Cave, G. W. V.; Atwood, J. L. & Stoddart, J. F., 2004. Molecular borromean rings. Science (New York, N.Y.), 304(5675): 1308–1312, 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
Jones, N. F., 2008. The JCT Major Project Form. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, ISBN: 9780470690857.
An edited book
Loo, C. K.; Yap, K. S.; Wong, K. W.; Teoh, A. & Huang, K. (eds.). 2014. Neural Information Processing: 21st International Conference, ICONIP 2014, Kuching, Malaysia, November 3-6, 2014. Proceedings, Part I. (ser. Lecture Notes in Computer Science), vol. 8834, Cham: Springer International Publishing, XXXIV, 635 p. 258 illus p., ISBN: 9783319126364.
A chapter in an edited book
Sneed, H. M., 2014. Dealing with Technical Debt in Agile Development Projects. In: Winkler, D., Biffl, S. & Bergsmann, J. (eds.), Software Quality. Model-Based Approaches for Advanced Software and Systems Engineering: 6th International Conference, SWQD 2014, Vienna, Austria, January 14-16, 2014. Proceedings, (ser. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing), Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 48–62, ISBN: 9783319036014.

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. How Mongoose Moms Protect Their Pups Before They’re Born. 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, 1992. Highway Contracting: Disadvantaged Business Eligibility Guidance and Oversight Are Ineffective. no. RCED-92-148, 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
Strong, M., 2013. Investigation and Characterization of Features on a Cretaceous-Paleogene Seismic Horizon in Northern Louisiana. Doctoral dissertation, Lafayette, LA: University of Louisiana.

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
Branch, J., 2016. Standing Firm, N.H.L. Rejects C.T.E.’s Links to Concussions. New York Times, 26 July, p. B9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sagan, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Gilbert & Wilson, 2007; Sagan, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Gilbert & Wilson, 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Chichak et al., 2004)

About the journal

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

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