How to format your references using the Journal of International Migration and Integration citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of International Migration and Integration. 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
Sabadini, R. (2002). Paleoclimate. Ice sheet collapse and sea level change. Science (New York, N.Y.), 295(5564), 2376–2377.
A journal article with 2 authors
Samet, J. M., & Wipfli, H. L. (2010). Globe still in grip of addiction. Nature, 463(7284), 1020–1021.
A journal article with 3 authors
Li, A., Wu, B., & Wang, L. (2014). Cooperation with both synergistic and local interactions can be worse than each alone. Scientific reports, 4, 5536.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Robinson, D. P., Henry, C., Das, S., & Woodhouse, J. H. (2001). Simultaneous rupture along two conjugate planes of the Wharton Basin earthquake. Science (New York, N.Y.), 292(5519), 1145–1148.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bagdonavičius, V., Julius, K., & Nikulin, M. S. (2011). Non-parametric Tests for Complete Data. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Fdida, S., & Sugiura, K. (Eds.). (2007). Sustainable Internet: Third Asian Internet Engineering Conference, AINTEC 2007, Phuket, Thailand, November 27-29, 2007. Proceedings (Vol. 4866). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Dumova, T. (2015). Building University-Community Partnerships. In W. J. Jacob, S. E. Sutin, J. C. Weidman, & J. L. Yeager (Eds.), Community Engagement in Higher Education: Policy Reforms and Practice (pp. 73–88). Rotterdam: SensePublishers.

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 International Migration and Integration.

Blog post
Taub, B. (2016, August 26). Tiny Mind-Controlled Robots Could Help Medicate The Brain. 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. (1976). Actions Needed To Improve the Federal Communications Commission’s Financial Disclosure System (No. FPCD-76-51). 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
Becker, L. A. (2010). Noncredit to credit transitions: The role of cultural capital and habitus for adult immigrant learners in the community college (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
Wagner, J. (2017, October 20). Baker Is Out as the Nationals Manager. New York Times, p. D4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sabadini 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Sabadini 2002; Samet and Wipfli 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Samet and Wipfli 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Robinson et al. 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of International Migration and Integration
AbbreviationJ. Int. Migr. Integr.
ISSN (print)1488-3473
ISSN (online)1874-6365
Cultural Studies

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