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
Gong, J. P. (2014). Materials science. Materials both tough and soft. Science (New York, N.Y.), 344(6180), 161–162.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hazen, R. M., & Roedder, E. (2001). Biogeology. How old are bacteria from the Permian age? Nature, 411(6834), 155–156.
A journal article with 3 authors
Barth, J. V., Costantini, G., & Kern, K. (2005). Engineering atomic and molecular nanostructures at surfaces. Nature, 437(7059), 671–679.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Li, Y., Guo, Q., Kalb, J. A., & Thompson, C. V. (2008). Matching glass-forming ability with the density of the amorphous phase. Science (New York, N.Y.), 322(5909), 1816–1819.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kaul, S., Ali, F., Janakiram, S., & Wattenström, B. (2008). Business Models for Sustainable Telecoms Growth in Developing Economies. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Zhang, X., Wasserman, H., & Mano, W. (Eds.). (2016). China’s Media and Soft Power in Africa: Promotion and Perceptions. Palgrave Macmillan US.
A chapter in an edited book
Schwartz, B. J., Blackmore, M. A., Wetzler, S., & Chung, H. (2014). Psychiatrist’s Changing Role in a Reformed Delivery System: Adding Value in Accountable Care Organizations. In P. Summergrad & R. G. Kathol (Eds.), Integrated Care in Psychiatry: Redefining the Role of Mental Health Professionals in the Medical Setting (pp. 69–85). Springer.

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. (2015, September 10). New Implant “Mops Up” Wandering Cancer 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. (2009). Next Generation Air Transportation System: FAA Faces Challenges in Responding to Task Force Recommendations (GAO-10-188T). 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
Robinson, A. C. (2017). A Geophysical and Geological Characterization of the Bonanza 3D Survey, Claiborne Group, Saint Landry and Evangeline Parishes, Louisiana [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Louisiana.

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
Qiu, L. (2017, August 16). Does Amazon Pay Tax? Yes. New York Times, B3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gong, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Gong, 2014; Hazen & Roedder, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Hazen & Roedder, 2001)
  • Three authors: (Barth et al., 2005)
  • 6 or more authors: (Li et al., 2008)

About the journal

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

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