How to format your references using the Housing Policy Debate citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Housing Policy Debate. 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
Smaglik, P. (2002). Job insecurity. Nature, 419(6910), 3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Brainard, M. S., & Doupe, A. J. (2002). What songbirds teach us about learning. Nature, 417(6886), 351–358.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mazmanian, S. K., Round, J. L., & Kasper, D. L. (2008). A microbial symbiosis factor prevents intestinal inflammatory disease. Nature, 453(7195), 620–625.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Murphy, J. M., Sexton, D. M. H., Barnett, D. N., Jones, G. S., Webb, M. J., Collins, M., & Stainforth, D. A. (2004). Quantification of modelling uncertainties in a large ensemble of climate change simulations. Nature, 430(7001), 768–772.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bojowald, M. (2012). The Universe: A View from Classical and Quantum Gravity. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
A. Hardikar, A. (Ed.). (2016). Pancreatic Islet Biology. Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Eglash, R., & Garvey, C. (2014). Basins of Attraction for Generative Justice. In S. Banerjee, Ş. Ş. Erçetin, & A. Tekin (Eds.), Chaos Theory in Politics (pp. 75–88). Springer Netherlands.

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 Housing Policy Debate.

Blog post
Hale, T. (2017, March 16). Fearful European Zoos To Cut Off Their Rhinos’ Horns After Paris Poaching Attack. IFLScience; IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/fearful-european-zoos-to-cut-off-their-rhinos-horns-after-paris-poaching-attack/

Reports

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. (1993). SEC: EDGAR Dissemination Update (AIMD-93-18R). 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
Pei, X. (2008). Acid modification of psyllium [Doctoral dissertation]. 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
Isherwood, C. (2016, June 23). Old Friends, Sifting Grief at a Reunion. New York Times, C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Brainard & Doupe, 2002; Smaglik, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Brainard & Doupe, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Mazmanian et al., 2008)
  • 6 or more authors: (Murphy et al., 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleHousing Policy Debate
AbbreviationHous. Policy Debate
ISSN (print)1051-1482
ISSN (online)2152-050X
ScopeManagement, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Development
Urban Studies

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