How to format your references using the Revista Mexicana de Trastornos Alimentarios citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revista Mexicana de Trastornos Alimentarios. 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
Gavaghan, H. (2000). New UK legislation aids fight against discrimination. Nature, 405(6787), 716–717.
A journal article with 2 authors
Paterson, I., & Anderson, E. A. (2005). Chemistry. The renaissance of natural products as drug candidates. Science (New York, N.Y.), 310(5747), 451–453.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dudley, A. T., Ros, M. A., & Tabin, C. J. (2002). A re-examination of proximodistal patterning during vertebrate limb development. Nature, 418(6897), 539–544.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Ruiz, G. M., Rawlings, T. K., Dobbs, F. C., Drake, L. A., Mullady, T., Huq, A., & Colwell, R. R. (2000). Global spread of microorganisms by ships. Nature, 408(6808), 49–50.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ndjountche, T. (2016). Digital Electronics 1. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Masferrer, A., & García-Sánchez, E. (Eds.). (2016). Human Dignity of the Vulnerable in the Age of Rights: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Vol. 55). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Lind, G. (2012). Moral Competence and Democratic Ways of Life. In W. G. Weber, M. Thoma, A. Ostendorf, & L. Chisholm (Eds.), Democratic Competences and Social Practices in Organizations (pp. 62–85). VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

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 Mexicana de Trastornos Alimentarios.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2013, December 4). Crow Brains Reveal Secrets of Their Intelligence. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (1990). Serious Shortcomings in FAA’s Training Program Must Be Remedied (T-RCED-90-91). 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
Hatcher, R. (2012). Guide to improvisation for Mozart’s serenade in Bb Major, K. 361, the “Gran Partita” [Doctoral dissertation]. 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
Sisario, B. (2017, February 5). Music Distributor Helps Artists With a Tricky Part: Splitting Royalties. New York Times, B4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gavaghan, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Gavaghan, 2000; Paterson & Anderson, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Paterson & Anderson, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Dudley et al., 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Ruiz et al., 2000)

About the journal

Full journal titleRevista Mexicana de Trastornos Alimentarios
AbbreviationRev. Mex. Trastor. Aliment.
ISSN (print)2007-1523

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