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
Bynum, W. F. (2002). Portraits of science. Mosquitoes bite more than once. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5552), 47–48.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shindo, A., & Wallingford, J. B. (2014). PCP and septins compartmentalize cortical actomyosin to direct collective cell movement. Science (New York, N.Y.), 343(6171), 649–652.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dethlefsen, L., McFall-Ngai, M., & Relman, D. A. (2007). An ecological and evolutionary perspective on human-microbe mutualism and disease. Nature, 449(7164), 811–818.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Zou, D.-J., Feinstein, P., Rivers, A. L., Mathews, G. A., Kim, A., Greer, C. A., Mombaerts, P., & Firestein, S. (2004). Postnatal refinement of peripheral olfactory projections. Science (New York, N.Y.), 304(5679), 1976–1979.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Atherton, J., Gil, F., & Center for Chemical Process Safety. (2008). Incidents That Define Process Safety. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Bowler, S., Blais, A., & Grofman, B. (Eds.). (2009). Duverger’s Law of Plurality Voting: The Logic of Party Competition in Canada, India, the United Kingdom and the United States (Vol. 13). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Leung, A. M., & Brent, G. A. (2016). The Influence of Thyroid Hormone on Growth Hormone Secretion and Action. In L. E. Cohen (Ed.), Growth Hormone Deficiency: Physiology and Clinical Management (pp. 29–46). Springer International Publishing.

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. (2014, September 12). World First: Woman Receives Tissue Graft Made From Induced Stem Cells. 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. (1989). Research and Development: Funding of Jet Aircraft Engines for Fiscal Years 1984-1988 (NSIAD-89-12FS). 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
Brown, M. H. (2014). An Examination of Executive Function, Stress, and Adolescent Attachment to Caregivers in a Social Neuroscience Model Using the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD) [Doctoral dissertation]. George Washington University.

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, G. G. (2016, September 7). Long-Lost Flag, Mystery of 9/11, Heads to Museum in Manhattan. New York Times, A19.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bynum, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Bynum, 2002; Shindo & Wallingford, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Shindo & Wallingford, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Dethlefsen et al., 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Zou et al., 2004)

About the journal

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

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