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
Gibson, David R. “Nuclear Deterrence: Decisions at the Brink.” Nature 487, no. 7405 (July 4, 2012): 27–29.
A journal article with 2 authors
Margueron, Raphaël, and Danny Reinberg. “The Polycomb Complex PRC2 and Its Mark in Life.” Nature 469, no. 7330 (January 20, 2011): 343–49.
A journal article with 3 authors
Woosley, S. E., S. Blinnikov, and Alexander Heger. “Pulsational Pair Instability as an Explanation for the Most Luminous Supernovae.” Nature 450, no. 7168 (November 15, 2007): 390–92.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Laporte, Nadine T., Jared A. Stabach, Robert Grosch, Tiffany S. Lin, and Scott J. Goetz. “Expansion of Industrial Logging in Central Africa.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 316, no. 5830 (June 8, 2007): 1451.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sierra, Miguel A., María C. de la Torre, and Fernando P. Cossío. More Dead Ends and Detours. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2013.
An edited book
Brada, Josef C., and Paul Wachtel, eds. Global Banking Crises and Emerging Markets. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Chernyshov, A. A., K. V. Karelsky, and A. S. Petrosyan. “Large Eddy Simulations of Compressible Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence in Heat-Conducting Plasma.” In Advances in Turbulence XI: Proceedings of the 11th EUROMECH European Turbulance Conference, June 25-28, 2007 Porto, Portugal, edited by J. M. L. M. Palma and A. Silva Lopes, 20–22. Springer Proceedings Physics. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 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 Labor History.

Blog post
Andrew, Elise. “Tesla May Release Patents To Encourage Supercharger Collaborators.” IFLScience. IFLScience, June 10, 2014.


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 Aviation Administration: Plan Still Needed to Meet Challenges to Effectively Managing Air Traffic Controller Workforce.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, June 15, 2004.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
DeReus, Darrin L. “The Correlation between Career Anchors and Satisfaction - a Comparative Analysis of Multiple Affiliations under a Single Organizational Structure.” Doctoral dissertation, Capella University, 2012.

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
Hardy, Michael. “Texas Naturalists Also See A Border Wall as a Threat.” New York Times, August 13, 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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