How to format your references using the Labor History citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Labor History. 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
Long, Sharon R. “Symbiosis: Receptive to Infection.” Nature 523, no. 7560 (July 16, 2015): 298–99.
A journal article with 2 authors
Whittall, Justen B., and Scott A. Hodges. “Pollinator Shifts Drive Increasingly Long Nectar Spurs in Columbine Flowers.” Nature 447, no. 7145 (June 7, 2007): 706–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
Shao, Bin, Min Feng, and Xu Zuo. “Carrier-Dependent Magnetic Anisotropy of Cobalt Doped Titanium Dioxide.” Scientific Reports 4 (December 16, 2014): 7496.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Missler, Markus, Weiqi Zhang, Astrid Rohlmann, Gunnar Kattenstroth, Robert E. Hammer, Kurt Gottmann, and Thomas C. Südhof. “Alpha-Neurexins Couple Ca2+ Channels to Synaptic Vesicle Exocytosis.” Nature 423, no. 6943 (June 26, 2003): 939–48.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Waxman, Andrew B. Rogues of Wall Street. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017.
An edited book
Cairns, Dorion. The Philosophy of Edmund Husserl. Edited by Lester Embree. Vol. 207. Phaenomenologica, Series Founded by H.L. van Breda and Published Under the Auspices of the Husserl-Archives. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Ghielmetti, C., H. Giberti, and F. Resta. “Modeling and Testing of a Concrete Pumping Group Control System.” In Vibration and Structural Acoustics Analysis: Current Research and Related Technologies, edited by C. M. A. Vasques and J. Dias Rodrigues, 99–119. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2011.

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 Labor History.

Blog post
Andrew, Elise. “How Did Mars Lose Its Habitable Climate? The Answer Is Blowing In The Solar Wind.” IFLScience. IFLScience, November 6, 2015.


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. “Federal Funding Provided to 10 Police Departments for Intelligence Activities.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, November 6, 1975.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Karlen, David J. “The Biocomplexity of Benthic Communities Associated with a Shallow-Water Hydrothermal System in Papua New Guinea.” Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida, 2010.

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
Cooper, Michael. “Fixing Geffen Hall? Ask Ohio.” New York Times, October 17, 2017.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text

About the journal

Full journal titleLabor History
AbbreviationLabor Hist.
ISSN (print)0023-656X
ISSN (online)1469-9702
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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