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
Garrett, Laurie. “Global Health Hits Crisis Point.” Nature 482, no. 7383 (February 1, 2012): 7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Berger, A., and M. F. Loutre. “Climate. An Exceptionally Long Interglacial Ahead?” Science (New York, N.Y.) 297, no. 5585 (August 23, 2002): 1287–88.
A journal article with 3 authors
Shaw, Sidney L., Roheena Kamyar, and David W. Ehrhardt. “Sustained Microtubule Treadmilling in Arabidopsis Cortical Arrays.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 300, no. 5626 (June 13, 2003): 1715–18.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Zomot, Elia, Annie Bendahan, Matthias Quick, Yongfang Zhao, Jonathan A. Javitch, and Baruch I. Kanner. “Mechanism of Chloride Interaction with Neurotransmitter:Sodium Symporters.” Nature 449, no. 7163 (October 11, 2007): 726–30.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Giesbrecht, Francis G., and Marcia L. Gumpertz. Planning, Construction, and Statistical Analysis of Comparative Experiments: Giesbrecht/Comparative Experiments. Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005.
An edited book
Moehrle, Martin G., Ralf Isenmann, and Robert Phaal, eds. Technology Roadmapping for Strategy and Innovation: Charting the Route to Success. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Gaskó, Noémi, Rodica Ioana Lung, and Dan Dumitrescu. “Strong Berge and Strong Berge Pareto Equilibrium Detection Using an Evolutionary Approach.” In Applied Computational Intelligence in Engineering and Information Technology: Revised and Selected Papers from the 6th IEEE International Symposium on Applied Computational Intelligence and Informatics SACI 2011, edited by Radu-Emil Precup, Szilveszter Kovács, Stefan Preitl, and Emil M. Petriu, 51–58. Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2012.

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. “Could Plastic ‘Lego’ Roads Pave The Way To A Greener Future?” IFLScience. IFLScience, July 16, 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. “Information on Materials and Practices for Improving Highway Pavement Performance.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, November 14, 2012.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Smith, Jill M. “(Un)Working Binaries, (Un)Doing Privilege: Narratives of Teachers Who Make Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Students.” Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State 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
Kenigsberg, Ben. “Gertrude of Arabia.” New York Times, April 6, 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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