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
Bernstein A. Collaboration: Link the world’s best investigators. Nature 2013;496:27.
A journal article with 2 authors
Heilbron JL, Bynum WF. 1902 and all that. Nature 2002;415:15–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bai T, Pollard DD, Gao H. Explanation for fracture spacing in layered materials. Nature 2000;403:753–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
He J, Liao X-Y, Zhu J-H, Xue W-Q, Shen G-P, Huang S-Y, et al. Association of MTHFR C677T and A1298C polymorphisms with non-Hodgkin lymphoma susceptibility: evidence from a meta-analysis. Sci Rep 2014;4:6159.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Spatschek K-H. High Temperature Plasmas. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2011.
An edited book
Jiang X, Bellon ORP, Goldgof D, Oishi T, editors. Advances in Depth Image Analysis and Applications: International Workshop, WDIA 2012, Tsukuba, Japan, November 11, 2012, Revised Selected and Invited Papers. vol. 7854. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Biswas A, Banerjee B, Mandal S. Optimal Sample Proportion for a Two-Treatment Clinical Trial in the Presence of Surrogate Endpoints. In: Ucinski D, Atkinson AC, Patan M, editors. mODa 10 – Advances in Model-Oriented Design and Analysis: Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop in Model-Oriented Design and Analysis Held in Łagów Lubuski, Poland, June 10–14, 2013, Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing; 2013, p. 27–34.

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
Luntz S. South Pacific Island Uninhabited For 600 Years Is Drowning In Plastic. IFLScience 2017. (accessed 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. Aviation Safety: NASA’s National Aviation Operations Monitoring Service Project Was Designed Appropriately, but Sampling and Other Issues Complicate Data Analysis. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Boucher D. An action research project: Development of a pre-licensure examination review course for Emergency Medical Technician program graduates at a rural community college. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, 2013.

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
Kelly M. THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: The Overview; Bush Subtly Avoids Direct Attack Against Clinton on the Draft Issue. New York Times 1992:A1.

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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