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
Dalton, R. (2000). EarthScope. Deep thoughts. Nature, 405(6785), 390–392.
A journal article with 2 authors
Löytynoja, A., & Goldman, N. (2008). Phylogeny-aware gap placement prevents errors in sequence alignment and evolutionary analysis. Science (New York, N.Y.), 320(5883), 1632–1635.
A journal article with 3 authors
Noskov, S. Y., Bernèche, S., & Roux, B. (2004). Control of ion selectivity in potassium channels by electrostatic and dynamic properties of carbonyl ligands. Nature, 431(7010), 830–834.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gigant, B., Wang, C., Ravelli, R. B. G., Roussi, F., Steinmetz, M. O., Curmi, P. A., et al. (2005). Structural basis for the regulation of tubulin by vinblastine. Nature, 435(7041), 519–522.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
King, J. A., & Timacheff, S. (2008). Digital Photography for Dummies®. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
An edited book
Bose, P., & van Dijk, H. (Eds.). (2016). Dryland Forests: Management and Social Diversity in Africa and Asia (1st ed. 2016.). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
van Grembergen, W., & de Haes, S. (2009). COBIT as a Framework for Enterprise Governance of IT. In W. Van Grembergen (Ed.), Enterprise Governance of Information Technology: Achieving Strategic Alignment and Value (pp. 137–164). Boston, MA: Springer US.

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, November 28). Earth’s Deepest Water May Be 1,000 Kilometers Below The Surface. 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. (1993). Transportation Infrastructure: Oversight of Rental Rates for Highway Construction Equipment Is Inadequate (No. RCED-93-86). 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
Jensen, D. (2015). Functional Analysis of Calmodulin’s Calcium Dependent Inactivation of Orai1 (Doctoral dissertation). Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

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
Sisario, B. (2017, March 29). Stoking Classic Rock Hunger With Concerts on the Coasts. New York Times, p. C4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dalton 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Dalton 2000; Löytynoja and Goldman 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Löytynoja and Goldman 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Gigant et al. 2005)

About the journal

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

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