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
Liechti, K. M. (2015). Materials science. Understanding friction in layered materials. Science (New York, N.Y.), 348(6235), 632–633.
A journal article with 2 authors
Phillips, G. N., & Evans, K. A. (2004). Role of CO2 in the formation of gold deposits. Nature, 429(6994), 860–863.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bettencourt, L. M. A., Samaniego, H., & Youn, H. (2014). Professional diversity and the productivity of cities. Scientific reports, 4, 5393.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Nagarkar, S. S., Saha, T., Desai, A. V., Talukdar, P., & Ghosh, S. K. (2014). Metal-organic framework based highly selective fluorescence turn-on probe for hydrogen sulphide. Scientific reports, 4, 7053.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Camarillo, G., & García-Martín, M. A. (2005). The 3G IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Deng, L. (2014). Developing Chinese EFL Learners’ Generic Competence: A Genre-based & Process Genre Approach. (Q. Chen & Y. Zhang, Eds.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Chapin, J. K. (2008). Hardware Implementation. In J. K. Chapin, G. A. Gerhardt, D. J. McFarland, J. C. Principe, W. V. Soussou, D. M. Taylor, & P. A. Tresco (Eds.), Brain-Computer Interfaces: An International Assessment of Research and Development Trends (pp. 65–79). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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
O`Callaghan, J. (2016, August 31). Sorry Everyone, That Alien Signal Was Probably Just A “Terrestrial Disturbance.” 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. (1995). Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA’s Modernization Program (No. RCED-95-175FS). 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
Murdock, J. M. (2017). Lethe and the Twin Bodhisattvas of Forgiveness and Forgetfulness (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
Brantley, B. (2017, March 14). Where Heathcliff Fears to Tread. New York Times, p. C2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Liechti 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Liechti 2015; Phillips and Evans 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Phillips and Evans 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Nagarkar et al. 2014)

About the journal

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

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