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
Silk, J. (2006). Astronomy. A journey through time. Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5789), 925–926.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ogura, K., & Okamura, H. (2013). Conformational change of Sos-derived proline-rich peptide upon binding Grb2 N-terminal SH3 domain probed by NMR. Scientific Reports, 3, 2913.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mito, Y., Henikoff, J. G., & Henikoff, S. (2007). Histone replacement marks the boundaries of cis-regulatory domains. Science (New York, N.Y.), 315(5817), 1408–1411.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Shu, D., Morris, S. C., Zhang, Z. F., Liu, J. N., Han, J., Chen, L., Zhang, X. L., Yasui, K., & Li, Y. (2003). A new species of yunnanozoan with implications for deuterostome evolution. Science (New York, N.Y.), 299(5611), 1380–1384.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gerardi, M. H. (2010). Troubleshooting the Sequencing Batch Reactor. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Wiest, O., & Wu, Y. (Eds.). (2012). Computational Organometallic Chemistry. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Xiao, G., & Madabhushi, A. (2011). Aggregated Distance Metric Learning (ADM) for Image Classification in Presence of Limited Training Data. In G. Fichtinger, A. Martel, & T. Peters (Eds.), Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2011: 14th International Conference, Toronto, Canada, September 18-22, 2011, Proceedings, Part III (pp. 33–40). 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
Fang, J. (2015, February 25). Eating Peanuts Early in Life May Prevent Peanut Allergies. 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. (2008). Responses to Questions for the Record; September 2008 Hearing on the Next Generation Air Transportation System: Status and Issues (GAO-09-130R). 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
Anderson, J. S. (2008). Boys in crisis: A grounded theory study of male high school dropouts in a rural setting [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Phoenix.

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
Vecsey, G. (2010, May 8). Walking Tentatively In Protesters’ Shoes. New York Times, D1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Silk, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Ogura & Okamura, 2013; Silk, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Ogura & Okamura, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Mito et al., 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Shu et al., 2003)

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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