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
Smaglik, P. (2005). Postdocs, mentor thyselves. Nature, 434(7031), 415.
A journal article with 2 authors
Purnell, B. A., & Hines, P. J. (2009). Steps to the clinic. Stem cells. Introduction. Science (New York, N.Y.), 324(5935), 1661.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sim, M. S., Bosak, T., & Ono, S. (2011). Large sulfur isotope fractionation does not require disproportionation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 333(6038), 74–77.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gorre, M. E., Mohammed, M., Ellwood, K., Hsu, N., Paquette, R., Rao, P. N., & Sawyers, C. L. (2001). Clinical resistance to STI-571 cancer therapy caused by BCR-ABL gene mutation or amplification. Science (New York, N.Y.), 293(5531), 876–880.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Morgan, A. (2009). Eating the Big Fish. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Erkan, D., & Pierangeli, S. S. (Eds.). (2012). Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Insights and Highlights from the 13th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies. Boston, MA: Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Kensche, D., Quix, C., Chatti, M. A., & Jarke, M. (2007). GeRoMe: A Generic Role Based Metamodel for Model Management. In S. Spaccapietra, P. Atzeni, F. Fages, M.-S. Hacid, M. Kifer, J. Mylopoulos, et al. (Eds.), Journal on Data Semantics VIII (pp. 82–117). 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, E. (2015, April 27). After Ten Years, Spacecraft Will End Life As Just Another Crater On Mercury’s 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. (2000). Internet: Federal Web-based Complaint Handling (No. AIMD-00-238R). 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
Naughton, C. C. (2013). Assessing Appropriate Technology Handwashing Stations in Mali, West Africa (Doctoral dissertation). University of South Florida, Tampa, 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
Sanger, D. E., Schmitt, E., & Hubbard, B. (2017, July 20). Trump Ends Covert Aid to Syrian Rebels Trying to Oust Assad. New York Times, p. A6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Purnell and Hines 2009; Smaglik 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Purnell and Hines 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Gorre et al. 2001)

About the journal

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

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