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
Brook, R. J. “W. David Kingery (1926-2000).” Nature 406, no. 6796 (August 10, 2000): 582.
A journal article with 2 authors
Malone, John H., and P. Michalak. “Physiological Sex Predicts Hybrid Sterility Regardless of Genotype.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 319, no. 5859 (January 4, 2008): 59.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mookherjee, Mainak, Lars Stixrude, and Bijaya Karki. “Hydrous Silicate Melt at High Pressure.” Nature 452, no. 7190 (April 24, 2008): 983–86.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Seki, Kanako, Masafumi Hirahara, Masahiro Hoshino, Toshio Terasawa, Richard C. Elphic, Yoshifumi Saito, Toshifumi Mukai, Hajime Hayakawa, Hirotsugu Kojima, and Hiroshi Matsumoto. “Cold Ions in the Hot Plasma Sheet of Earth’s Magnetotail.” Nature 422, no. 6932 (April 10, 2003): 589–92.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pérez, André. Mobile Networks Architecture. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013.
An edited book
Kale, Vishwas S., ed. Landscapes and Landforms of India. World Geomorphological Landscapes. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Sen, Soumya, Agostino Cortesi, and Nabendu Chaki. “Conclusions.” In Hyper-Lattice Algebraic Model for Data Warehousing, edited by Agostino Cortesi and Nabendu Chaki, 61–62. SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016.

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
Andrews, Robin. “The US Will Lose $2 Trillion By 2030 Thanks To Man-Made Climate Change.” IFLScience. IFLScience, July 21, 2016.


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. “FCC: Provision of Roaming Services by Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, September 11, 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Cooper, Jason. “Numerical Modeling of Fluid Flow in a Porous Media Using Python.” Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana, 2017.

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, James. “Tough Architect of the Mets.” New York Times, March 11, 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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