How to format your references using the Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education. 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
Spiegelhalter, D. J. (2014). Statistics. The future lies in uncertainty. Science (New York, N.Y.), 345(6194), 264–265.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sholl, D. S., & Johnson, J. K. (2006). Materials science. Making high-flux membranes with carbon nanotubes. Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5776), 1003–1004.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cello, J., Paul, A. V., & Wimmer, E. (2002). Chemical synthesis of poliovirus cDNA: generation of infectious virus in the absence of natural template. Science (New York, N.Y.), 297(5583), 1016–1018.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Lewis, K. A., Gray, P. C., Blount, A. L., MacConell, L. A., Wiater, E., Bilezikjian, L. M., & Vale, W. (2000). Betaglycan binds inhibin and can mediate functional antagonism of activin signalling. Nature, 404(6776), 411–414.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hites, R. A., & Raff, J. D. (2012). Elements of Environmental Chemistry. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Takehara, K., Fujimoto, M., & Kuwana, M. (Eds.). (2016). Systemic Sclerosis (1st ed. 2016). Springer Japan.
A chapter in an edited book
Mrozynski, G., & Stallein, M. (2013). Magnetic Field of Stationary Currents. In M. Stallein (Ed.), Electromagnetic Field Theory: A Collection of Problems (pp. 99–125). Vieweg+Teubner Verlag.

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 Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, September 9). Our Peripheral Vision Is Far More Sophisticated Than We Thought. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (1982). Actions Underway To Reduce Delinquencies in the Health Professions and Nursing Student Loan Programs (AFMD-83-7). 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
Young, A. J. (2017). An Examination of Cultures of Innovation within Esoteric Technology Provider: A Look into Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) [Doctoral dissertation]. Pepperdine University.

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
Pilon, M. (2012, July 26). Behind a Gifted Horse, A Powerful Part-Owner. New York Times, B12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Spiegelhalter, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Sholl & Johnson, 2006; Spiegelhalter, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Sholl & Johnson, 2006)
  • Three authors: (Cello et al., 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Lewis et al., 2000)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education
AbbreviationJ. Hosp. Leis. Sport Tour. Educ.
ISSN (print)1473-8376
ScopeTourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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