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
Cohen, J. (2014). Strategies against HIV/AIDS. Australia shows its neighbors how to stem an epidemic. Introduction. Science (New York, N.Y.), 345(6193), 152–155.
A journal article with 2 authors
Navarro, M., & Gull, K. (2001). A pol I transcriptional body associated with VSG mono-allelic expression in Trypanosoma brucei. Nature, 414(6865), 759–763.
A journal article with 3 authors
Qi, Y., Dolgushev, M., & Zhang, Z. (2014). Dynamics of semiflexible recursive small-world polymer networks. Scientific Reports, 4, 7576.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
van der Werf, G. R., Randerson, J. T., Collatz, G. J., Giglio, L., Kasibhatla, P. S., Arellano, A. F., Jr, Olsen, S. C., & Kasischke, E. S. (2004). Continental-scale partitioning of fire emissions during the 1997 to 2001 El Niño/La Niña period. Science (New York, N.Y.), 303(5654), 73–76.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kang, C. W., & Kvam, P. H. (2011). Basic Statistical Tools for Improving Quality. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Neyret, P., & Demey, G. (Eds.). (2014). Surgery of the Knee. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Leonard, A., Masson, M., Mitchell, T., Moss, J. M., & Ufford, M. (2012). Data Cleansing with Data Quality Services. In M. Masson, T. Mitchell, J. M. Moss, & M. Ufford (Eds.), SQL Server 2012 Integration Services Design Patterns (pp. 101–122). Apress.

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, May 27). The Maths Of Congestion: Springs, Strings And Traffic Jams. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (1985). Information on the Energy Information Administration’s Financial Reporting System (RCED-85-51). 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
Hatton, H. (2013). How Rural Elementary Building Principals Conceptualize the Programs in Their Schools, the Processes of Connecting Students to Programs, and Their Leadership Role in Doing So [Doctoral dissertation]. 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
Brantley, B. (2017, February 16). An Everyman in Crisis. 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 (Cohen, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Cohen, 2014; Navarro & Gull, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Navarro & Gull, 2001)
  • Three authors: (Qi et al., 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (van der Werf et al., 2004)

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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