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
Jarillo-Herrero P. Applied physics. Pulling apart molecular magnetism. Science 2010;328:1362–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
D’Souza V, Summers MF. Structural basis for packaging the dimeric genome of Moloney murine leukaemia virus. Nature 2004;431:586–90.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hinks DG, Claus H, Jorgensen JD. The complex nature of superconductivity in MgB2 as revealed by the reduced total isotope effect. Nature 2001;411:457–60.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Wu W-Q, Rao H-S, Xu Y-F, Wang Y-F, Su C-Y, Kuang D-B. Hierarchical oriented anatase TiO2 nanostructure arrays on flexible substrate for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells. Sci Rep 2013;3:1892.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hofmeyr GJ, Neilson JP, Alfirevic Z, Crowther CA, Gülmezoglu AM, Hodnett ED, et al. A Cochrane Pocketbook: Pregnancy and Childbirth. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
Hurst CJ, editor. The Mechanistic Benefits of Microbial Symbionts. vol. 2. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Lluch A. Osteoarthritis of the Wrist and DRUJ. In: Trail IA, Fleming ANM, editors. Disorders of the Hand: Volume 3: Inflammation, Arthritis and Contractures, London: Springer; 2015, p. 41–69.

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
O`Callaghan J. Everything You Need To Know About Proxima b, The Closest Earth-Like Exoplanet To Earth. IFLScience 2016.


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. Prekindergarten: Four Selected States Expanded Access by Relying on Schools and Existing Providers of Early Education and Care to Provide Services. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bhavsar KS. Application of wavelet on quasi-periodic physiologic signals. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2017.

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
Gustines GG. Weak Sales Doom Black Panther Spinoff. New York Times 2017:C3.

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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