How to format your references using the Human Resource Management Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Human Resource Management 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Kaeberlein, M. (2010). Lessons on longevity from budding yeast. Nature, 464(7288), 513–519.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bel, S., & Hooper, L. V. (2015). Immunology: A bacterial nudge to T-cell function. Nature, 526(7573), 328–330.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gu, L. Q., Cheley, S., & Bayley, H. (2001). Capture of a single molecule in a nanocavity. Science (New York, N.Y.), 291(5504), 636–640.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Klein, D. E., Stayrook, S. E., Shi, F., Narayan, K., & Lemmon, M. A. (2008). Structural basis for EGFR ligand sequestration by Argos. Nature, 453(7199), 1271–1275.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Shelton, T. (2013). Business Models for the Social Mobile Cloud. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Brown, B. M., Lang, J., & Wood, I. G. (Eds.). (2012). Spectral Theory, Function Spaces and Inequalities: New Techniques and Recent Trends (Vol. 219). Basel: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
da Silva Hounsell, M., Bittencourt, L. K., & Silva, A. G. (2014). 3D Reconstruction from Planar Contours: Analysis of Heuristic Tiling Approaches. In M. L. Gavrilova & C. J. K. Tan (Eds.), Transactions on Computational Science XXII (pp. 95–114). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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 Human Resource Management Review.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, June 12). Why You Should Never Use Hand Sanitizer. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1990). U.S.-Korea Fighter Coproduction Program (No. T-NSIAD-90-29). 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
Collins, K. (2014). Learning to live in the layers: Traveling soul’s way through poetry (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
Wagner, J. (2017, February 13). Beefier Syndergaard Envisions a Fastball With Even More Heft. New York Times, p. D5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kaeberlein, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Bel & Hooper, 2015; Kaeberlein, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Bel & Hooper, 2015)
  • Three authors: (Gu, Cheley, & Bayley, 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Klein, Stayrook, Shi, Narayan, & Lemmon, 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleHuman Resource Management Review
AbbreviationHum. Resour. Manag. Rev.
ISSN (print)1053-4822
ScopeOrganizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Applied Psychology

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