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
Gitler, A. D. (2011). Neuroscience. Another reason to exercise. Science (New York, N.Y.), 334(6056), 606–607.
A journal article with 2 authors
Reisz, R. R., & Smith, M. M. (2001). Developmental biology. Lungfish dental pattern conserved for 360 Myr. Nature, 411(6837), 548.
A journal article with 3 authors
Komarneni, S., Kozai, N., & Paulus, W. J. (2001). Environment. Superselective clay for radium uptake. Nature, 410(6830), 771.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Bragina, A., Berg, C., Müller, H., Moser, D., & Berg, G. (2013). Insights into functional bacterial diversity and its effects on Alpine bog ecosystem functioning. Scientific reports, 3, 1955.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gramß, T., Bornholdt, S., Groß, M., Mitchell, M., & Pellizzari, T. (2005). Non-Standard Computation. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Schwartz, R. A., Byrne, J. A., & Colaninno, A. (Eds.). (2009). Technology and Regulation: How Are They Driving Our Markets? Boston, MA: Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Whang, K.-Y. (2007). A New DBMS Architecture for DB-IR Integration. In G. Dong, X. Lin, W. Wang, Y. Yang, & J. X. Yu (Eds.), Advances in Data and Web Management: Joint 9th Asia-Pacific Web Conference, APWeb 2007, and 8th International Conference, on Web-Age Information Management, WAIM 2007, Huang Shan, China, June 16-18, 2007. Proceedings (pp. 4–5). 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
Fang, J. (2014, October 24). Astronomers Have Mapped Our Adolescent Universe in 3D. 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. (2014). Aviation Safety: Additional Oversight Planning by FAA Could Enhance Safety Risk Management (No. GAO-14-516). 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
Mosbacker, H. L. (2008). Control of Electrical Transport Mechanisms at Metal-Zinc Oxide Interfaces by Subsurface Defect Engineering with Remote Plasma Treatment (Doctoral dissertation). Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

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
Stewart, J. B. (2017, October 19). A Trip Minus A Smartphone (It Can Work). New York Times, p. B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gitler 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Gitler 2011; Reisz and Smith 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Reisz and Smith 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Bragina et al. 2013)

About the journal

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

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