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
Korenaga, J. (2008). Comment on “Intermittent plate tectonics?” Science (New York, N.Y.), 320(5881), 1291; author reply 1291.
A journal article with 2 authors
Abouheif, E., & Wray, G. A. (2002). Evolution of the gene network underlying wing polyphenism in ants. Science (New York, N.Y.), 297(5579), 249–252.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hartgerink, J. D., Beniash, E., & Stupp, S. I. (2001). Self-assembly and mineralization of peptide-amphiphile nanofibers. Science (New York, N.Y.), 294(5547), 1684–1688.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Zhang, X.-S., Yang, G.-X., Jiang, H., Liu, W.-J., & Ding, H.-S. (2013). Mass production of chemicals from biomass-derived oil by directly atmospheric distillation coupled with co-pyrolysis. Scientific reports, 3, 1120.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Marlet, R. (2012). Program Specialization. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Nikolaenko, V. P., & Astakhov, Y. S. (Eds.). (2015). Orbital Fractures: A Physician’s Manual. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Daastøl, A. M. (2015). Friedrich List’s “Great Nations”: Mobilising Capital for Quality Labour. In J. Backhaus (Ed.), Great Nations at Peril (pp. 37–75). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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. (2015, June 29). Galapagos Birds Diversifying, but not Darwin’s Finches. 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. (1996). CEC Sale of Federal Spectrum (No. NSIAD-97-40R). 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
Berkowitz, A. E. (2015). Finding a Place for “Cacega Ayuwipi” within the Structure of American Indian Music and Dance Traditions (Doctoral dissertation). Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

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
Lasdun, J. (2017, May 19). Odd Coupling. New York Times, p. BR11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Korenaga 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Abouheif and Wray 2002; Korenaga 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Abouheif and Wray 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhang et al. 2013)

About the journal

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

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