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
de Lozanne, A. (2004). Physics. Music of the spheres at the atomic scale. Science (New York, N.Y.), 305(5682), 348–349.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chen, Y., & Schier, A. F. (2001). The zebrafish Nodal signal Squint functions as a morphogen. Nature, 411(6837), 607–610.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lee, A. S. Y., Kranzusch, P. J., & Cate, J. H. D. (2015). eIF3 targets cell-proliferation messenger RNAs for translational activation or repression. Nature, 522(7554), 111–114.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Sharon, E., Roman, B., Marder, M., Shin, G.-S., & Swinney, H. L. (2002). Mechanics. Buckling cascades in free sheets. Nature, 419(6907), 579.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
El-Haik, B. S. (2005). Axiomatic Quality. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Keller, R., Kramer, D., & Weiss, J.-P. (Eds.). (2013). Facing the Multicore-Challenge III: Aspects of New Paradigms and Technologies in Parallel Computing (Vol. 7686). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Van Deven, T., Hibbert, K., & Ellinor, H. C. (2009). Teaching and Learning: Defining the Scholarship of Teaching. In R. K. Chhem, K. M. Hibbert, & T. V. Deven (Eds.), Radiology Education: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (pp. 39–49). 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, June 23). 40,000-Year-Old Human Had Neanderthal Great-Great-Grandparent. 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. (1992). Aviation Safety: Additional Actions Needed for Three Safety Programs (T-RCED-92-90). 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
Lovejoy, L. P. (2010). On the control of selective attention in the primate superior colliculus [Doctoral dissertation]. University of California San Diego.

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
Stellin, S. (2013, December 1). Who Is Watching the Watch Lists? New York Times, SR4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (de Lozanne, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Chen & Schier, 2001; de Lozanne, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Chen & Schier, 2001)
  • Three authors: (Lee et al., 2015)
  • 6 or more authors: (Sharon et al., 2002)

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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