How to format your references using the Journal of Gender Studies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Gender 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Service, R. F. (2002). American Chemical Society meeting. Science invades the Magic Kingdom. Science (New York, N.Y.), 296(5567), 462–463.
A journal article with 2 authors
Berman, D. E., & Dudai, Y. (2001). Memory extinction, learning anew, and learning the new: dissociations in the molecular machinery of learning in cortex. Science (New York, N.Y.), 291(5512), 2417–2419.
A journal article with 3 authors
Birbeck, G. L., Meyer, A.-C., & Ogunniyi, A. (2015). Nervous system disorders across the life course in resource-limited settings. Nature, 527(7578), S167-71.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Wang, Z., Benoit, G., Liu, J., Prasad, S., Aarnisalo, P., Liu, X., … Perlmann, T. (2003). Structure and function of Nurr1 identifies a class of ligand-independent nuclear receptors. Nature, 423(6939), 555–560.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Phillips, J. J., Trotter, W. D., & Phillips, P. P. (2015). Maximizing the Value of Consulting. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Pollin, S. (2011). Software Defined Radios: From Smart(er) to Cognitive. (M. Timmers & L. Van der Perre, Eds.). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Abegglen, S. (2011). Body, Space and Maps. In F. Neuhaus (Ed.), Studies in Temporal Urbanism: The urbanTick Experiment (pp. 59–64). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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 of Gender Studies.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, September 21). Mauna a Wakea: Hawai’i’s Sacred Mountain And The Contentious Thirty Meter Telescope. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (2010). University Research: Policies for the Reimbursement of Indirect Costs Need to Be Updated (No. GAO-10-937). 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
Kuls, M. (2012). Single item versus multiple items: An examination of validity and the impact of mood in measuring constructs (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Antilla, S. (2014, March 29). Fighting the Old Boys’ Club. 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 (Charlesworth, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Brooks, 2014; Lee, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Berman & Dudai, 2001)
  • Three authors: (Birbeck, Meyer, & Ogunniyi, 2015)
  • 6 or more authors: (Okamoto et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Gender Studies
AbbreviationJ. Gend. Stud.
ISSN (print)0958-9236
ISSN (online)1465-3869
ScopeArts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Gender Studies

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