How to format your references using the Revista Médica Clínica Las Condes citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revista Médica Clínica Las Condes. 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
Sabadini R. Paleoclimate. Ice sheet collapse and sea level change. Science 2002;295:2376–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wimmer GE, Shohamy D. Preference by association: how memory mechanisms in the hippocampus bias decisions. Science 2012;338:270–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
Charlesworth JD, Warren TL, Brainard MS. Covert skill learning in a cortical-basal ganglia circuit. Nature 2012;486:251–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Jaswal SS, Sohl JL, Davis JH, Agard DA. Energetic landscape of alpha-lytic protease optimizes longevity through kinetic stability. Nature 2002;415:343–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hurst K. Primary Care Trust Workforce Planning and Development. Philadelphia, PA, USA: Whurr Publishers Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
Zinicovscaia I, Cepoi L, editors. Cyanobacteria for Bioremediation of Wastewaters. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Galitsky BA, Ilvovsky D, Kuznetsov SO, Strok F. Finding Maximal Common Sub-parse Thickets for Multi-sentence Search. In: Croitoru M, Rudolph S, Woltran S, Gonzales C, editors. Graph Structures for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning: Third International Workshop, GKR 2013, Beijing, China, August 3, 2013. Revised Selected Papers, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014, p. 39–57.

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 Médica Clínica Las Condes.

Blog post
Davis J. London Has Issued A Toxic Air Alert Over High Levels Of Pollution. IFLScience 2017.


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. Reading First: States Report Improvements in Reading Instruction, but Additional Procedures Would Clarify Education’s Role in Ensuring Proper Implementation by States. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Heatlie JM. Effects of Simulation on Senior Nursing Students’ Patient Safety Competence: A Quantitative Study. Doctoral dissertation. Northcentral University, 2015.

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
Kishkovsky S. ‘Spring’ Festival as Rite of Refreshment. New York Times 2013:AR10.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleRevista Médica Clínica Las Condes
ISSN (print)0716-8640

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