How to format your references using the Journal for Labour Market Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal for Labour Market Research. 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
Blow, N.: Small RNAs: delivering the future. Nature. 450, 1117–1120 (2007)
A journal article with 2 authors
Berke, J.D., Eichenbaum, H.B.: Drug addiction and the hippocampus. Science. 294, 1235 (2001)
A journal article with 3 authors
Baksh, M.M., Jaros, M., Groves, J.T.: Detection of molecular interactions at membrane surfaces through colloid phase transitions. Nature. 427, 139–141 (2004)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Sidorenko, A., Krupenkin, T., Taylor, A., Fratzl, P., Aizenberg, J.: Reversible switching of hydrogel-actuated nanostructures into complex micropatterns. Science. 315, 487–490 (2007)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Adams, N.: Eclipse of Grace. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK (2013)
An edited book
Winslett, M. ed: Scientific and Statistical Database Management: 21st International Conference, SSDBM 2009 New Orleans, LA, USA, June 2-4, 2009 Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2009)
A chapter in an edited book
Boisse, P., Akkerman, R., Cao, J., Chen, J., Lomov, S., Long, A.: Composites Forming. In: Cueto, E. (ed.) Advances in Material Forming: Esaform 10 years on. pp. 61–79. Springer, Paris (2007)

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 Journal for Labour Market Research.

Blog post
Davis, J.: Unsustainable Hunting Of Wild Mammals Is Driving Them To The Edge Of Extinction


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: Substitution of Shore Leave for Sick Leave. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1973)

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Gerhart, T.: Convex optimization techniques and their application in hyperspectral video processing, (2013)

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
Walsh, M.W.: Alabama County’s Debt Deal Averts Bankruptcy, (2011)

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Blow 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Berke and Eichenbaum 2001; Blow 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Berke and Eichenbaum 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Sidorenko et al. 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal for Labour Market Research
AbbreviationJ. Labour Mark. Res.
ISSN (print)1614-3485
ISSN (online)1867-8343
ScopeOrganizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Industrial relations
Economics and Econometrics

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