How to format your references using the Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal. 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
Ferster, D. (2004). Neuroscience. Blocking plasticity in the visual cortex. Science (New York, N.Y.), 303(5664), 1619–1621.
A journal article with 2 authors
Neels, J. G., & Olefsky, J. M. (2006). Cell signaling. A new way to burn fat. Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5781), 1756–1758.
A journal article with 3 authors
Aravind, L., Dixit, V. M., & Koonin, E. V. (2001). Apoptotic molecular machinery: vastly increased complexity in vertebrates revealed by genome comparisons. Science (New York, N.Y.), 291(5507), 1279–1284.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Jiang, Y., Choi, W. H., Lee, J. H., Han, D. H., Kim, J. H., Chung, Y.-S., et al. (2014). A neurostimulant para-chloroamphetamine inhibits the arginylation branch of the N-end rule pathway. Scientific reports, 4, 6344.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Young, S., & Smith, J. (2017). Helping Children with ADHD. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Brady, B. H. G. (2006). Rock Mechanics for underground mining: Third edition. (E. T. Brown, Ed.). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Blackburn, M., & Finnigan, V. (2015). All Systems Go to a Global Outlook. In W. Green & C. Whitsed (Eds.), Critical Perspectives on Internationalising the Curriculum in Disciplines: Reflective Narrative Accounts from Business, Education and Health (pp. 59–72). Rotterdam: SensePublishers.

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 Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal.

Blog post
Fang, J. (2014, June 11). The Sun Emitted Two X-Class Solar Flares Back-to-Back. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (1988). Financial Markets: Information on Computer Data Used for Stock Market Crash Studies (No. IMTEC-88-57). 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
Herkert, H. L. (2015). Toward an Unseen Shore: Imaginative Thinking in Childhood Grief (Doctoral dissertation). Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA.

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
Feeney, K. (2006, September 9). The Best of Brazil. New York Times, p. NJ6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ferster 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Ferster 2004; Neels and Olefsky 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Neels and Olefsky 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Jiang et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleEmployee Responsibilities and Rights Journal
AbbreviationEmployee Responsibilities Rights J.
ISSN (print)0892-7545
ISSN (online)1573-3378
ScopeOrganizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Human Factors and Ergonomics

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