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
Oh, Seongshik. 2013. Physics. The complete quantum Hall trio. Science (New York, N.Y.) 340: 153–154.
A journal article with 2 authors
Logan, Bruce E., and Korneel Rabaey. 2012. Conversion of wastes into bioelectricity and chemicals by using microbial electrochemical technologies. Science (New York, N.Y.) 337: 686–690.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schmidt, Matthew W., Howard J. Spero, and David W. Lea. 2004. Links between salinity variation in the Caribbean and North Atlantic thermohaline circulation. Nature 428: 160–163.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Lei, Zhifeng, Xiongjun Liu, Yuan Wu, Hui Wang, Suihe Jiang, Shudao Wang, Xidong Hui, et al. 2018. Enhanced strength and ductility in a high-entropy alloy via ordered oxygen complexes. Nature 563: 546–550.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Fanchi, John R. 2006. Math Refresher for Scientists and Engineers. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Glau, Kathrin, Matthias Scherer, and Rudi Zagst, ed. 2015. Innovations in Quantitative Risk Management: TU München, September 2013. Vol. 99. Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Rosoux, Valérie. 2015. Post-Conflict Reconciliation: A Humanitarian Myth? In The Humanitarian Challenge: 20 Years European Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA), ed. Pat Gibbons and Hans-Joachim Heintze, 47–69. Cham: 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 Continental Philosophy Review.

Blog post
Fang, Janet. 2016. Rush Hour Traffic For Sharks Peaks Just After Dusk. IFLScience. IFLScience. June 20.


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. Tactical Airlift: Issues Concerning Air Force Plans for Pacific Distribution System. NSIAD-89-81. 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
Arens, Jennifer L. 2015. Power, Oppression, and Group Difference Interrogation: A Call to Social Justice Movement Organizations. Doctoral dissertation, Washington, DC: 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
Burghardt, Linda F. 2007. For Police Recruits, Training in Tolerance. New York Times, July 1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Oh 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Logan and Rabaey 2012; Oh 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Logan and Rabaey 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Lei et al. 2018)

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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