How to format your references using the Continental Philosophy Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Continental Philosophy Review. 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
Adam, D. 2000. Plastics that conduct win inventors chemistry prize. Nature 407: 662.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jarosz, Daniel F., and Susan Lindquist. 2010. Hsp90 and environmental stress transform the adaptive value of natural genetic variation. Science (New York, N.Y.) 330: 1820–1824.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sharp, Paul M., Julian C. Rayner, and Beatrice H. Hahn. 2013. Evolution. Great apes and zoonoses. Science (New York, N.Y.) 340: 284–286.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Rutter, G. M., J. N. Crain, N. P. Guisinger, T. Li, P. N. First, and J. A. Stroscio. 2007. Scattering and interference in epitaxial graphene. Science (New York, N.Y.) 317: 219–222.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Assing, Dominique, and Stéphane Calé. 2013. Mobile Access Safety. Hoboken, NJ 07030 USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
De Falco, Marcello, and Angelo Basile, ed. 2016. Enriched Methane: The First Step Towards the Hydrogen Economy. Green Energy and Technology. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Law, Nancy, Allan Yuen, and Robert Fox. 2011. Student and Teacher Roles in ICT-Supported Innovations. In Educational Innovations Beyond Technology: Nurturing Leadership and Establishing Learning Organizations, ed. Allan Yuen and Robert Fox, 61–87. Boston, MA: Springer US.

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 Continental Philosophy Review.

Blog post
Carpineti, Alfredo. 2016. A Dwarf Planet Beyond Neptune Is Bigger Than We Thought. IFLScience. IFLScience. May 15.


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. 1987. [Comments on STURA Act’s Effects on Funding for Los Angeles Metrorail System]. B-226887. Washington, DC: 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
Koner, Karen Michelle. 2012. The development and validation of an instrument to measure wind ensemble error detection skills among instrumental music educators. Doctoral dissertation, College Park, MD: University of Maryland, College Park.

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
Pear, Robert. 2017. Health Insurers Predict Chaos From Latest G.O.P. Repeal Bill. New York Times, September 20.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Adam 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Adam 2000; Jarosz and Lindquist 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Jarosz and Lindquist 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Rutter et al. 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleContinental Philosophy Review
AbbreviationCont. Philos. Rev.
ISSN (print)1387-2842
ISSN (online)1573-1103
Sociology and Political Science

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