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
Binney, J. J. (2006). Astronomy. Triangulating the galaxy. Science (New York, N.Y.), 311(5757), 44–45.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ruths, J., & Ruths, D. (2014). Control profiles of complex networks. Science (New York, N.Y.), 343(6177), 1373–1376.
A journal article with 3 authors
Reichardt, B. W., Unger, F., & Vazirani, U. (2013). Classical command of quantum systems. Nature, 496(7446), 456–460.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Shimoyama, T., Kato, S., Ishii, S., & Watanabe, K. (2009). Flagellum mediates symbiosis. Science (New York, N.Y.), 323(5921), 1574.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Walter, R. J. (1998). Local Emergency Planning Committee Guidebook. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Chaudhuri, K. R. (2011). Handbook of Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease. (P. Martinez-Martin, P. Odin, & A. Antonini, Eds.). Heidelberg: Springer Healthcare UK.
A chapter in an edited book
Salem, B., & Peeters, H. (2007). InterCUBE: A Study into Merging Action and Interaction Spaces. In C. Baranauskas, P. Palanque, J. Abascal, & S. D. J. Barbosa (Eds.), Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2007: 11th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 10-14, 2007, Proceedings, Part II (pp. 57–70). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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 Husserl Studies.

Blog post
Andrew, D. (2015, April 18). 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Orgasms. 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. (2016). Next Generation Air Transportation System: Information on Expenditures, Schedule, and Cost Estimates, Fiscal Years 2004 -- 2030 (No. GAO-17-241R). 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
Yang, S. J. (2014). Adapting Korean Cinderella Folklore as Fairy Tales for Children (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
Greenhouse, L. (2007, January 10). Ruling Seen as Giving an Edge to Challengers of Patents. New York Times, p. C3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Binney 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Binney 2006; Ruths and Ruths 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Ruths and Ruths 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Shimoyama et al. 2009)

About the journal

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

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