How to format your references using the Husserl Studies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Husserl Studies. 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
Herrling, P. (2007). Patent sense. Nature, 449(7159), 174–175.
A journal article with 2 authors
Stephens, R., & Richey, M. (2013). A business view on U.S. education. Science (New York, N.Y.), 340(6130), 313–314.
A journal article with 3 authors
Provencio, I., Rollag, M. D., & Castrucci, A. M. (2002). Photoreceptive net in the mammalian retina. This mesh of cells may explain how some blind mice can still tell day from night. Nature, 415(6871), 493.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Liu, X., Shah, A., Gangwani, M. R., Silverstein, P. S., Fu, M., & Kumar, A. (2014). HIV-1 Nef induces CCL5 production in astrocytes through p38-MAPK and PI3K/Akt pathway and utilizes NF-kB, CEBP and AP-1 transcription factors. Scientific reports, 4, 4450.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Morag, N. (2011). Comparative Homeland Security. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Poole, S., Hernandez, O., & Shamis, P. (Eds.). (2014). OpenSHMEM and Related Technologies. Experiences, Implementations, and Tools: First Workshop, OpenSHMEM 2014, Annapolis, MD, USA, March 4-6, 2014. Proceedings (Vol. 8356). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Sarma, K. V., Ramasubramanian, K., Srinivas, M. D., & Sriram, M. S. (2008). Eclipse. In K. Ramasubramanian, M. D. Srinivas, & M. S. Sriram (Eds.), Gaṇita-Yukti-Bhāṣā (Rationales in Mathematical Astronomy) of Jyeṣṭhadeva: Volume II - Astronomy (pp. 593–602). Gurgaon: Hindustan Book Agency.

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 Husserl Studies.

Blog post
Luntz, S. (2016, September 16). Largest Survey Yet Finds Fluoridation Safe And Effective. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (1998). Information Technology: Assessment of the Commerce Department’s Report on Worker Demand and Supply (No. T-HEHS-98-144). 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
Mc Adams, A. N. (2012). School psychologists’ perceptions of procedural fidelity in special education (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, 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
Belson, K. (2017, September 29). N.F.L. Looks For Daylight Through Anthem Flap. New York Times, p. B8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Herrling 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Herrling 2007; Stephens and Richey 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Stephens and Richey 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Liu et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleHusserl Studies
AbbreviationHusserl Stud.
ISSN (print)0167-9848
ISSN (online)1572-8501

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