How to format your references using the Research in Dance Education citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Research in Dance Education. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Seife, C. 2000. “ECONOMICS NOBEL: Dealing With Biases and Discrete Choices.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 290 (5491): 427.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pastinen, Tomi, and Thomas J. Hudson. 2004. “Cis-Acting Regulatory Variation in the Human Genome.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 306 (5696): 647–650.
A journal article with 3 authors
Morgan, Jacob L. W., Joanna Strumillo, and Jochen Zimmer. 2013. “Crystallographic Snapshot of Cellulose Synthesis and Membrane Translocation.” Nature 493 (7431): 181–186.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Schäfer, Thorsten, Bohumil Maco, Elisabeth Petfalski, David Tollervey, Bettina Böttcher, Ueli Aebi, and Ed Hurt. 2006. “Hrr25-Dependent Phosphorylation State Regulates Organization of the Pre-40S Subunit.” Nature 441 (7093): 651–655.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
CCPS. 2006. Safe Design and Operation of Process Vents and Emission Control Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
R. Berthold, Michael, Robert C. Glen, Kay Diederichs, Oliver Kohlbacher, and Ingrid Fischer, eds. 2005. Computational Life Sciences: First International Symposium, CompLife 2005, Konstanz, Germany, September 25-27, 2005. Proceedings. Vol. 3695. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Balbiani, Philippe, and Çiğdem Gencer. 2015. “Admissibility and Unifiability in Contact Logics.” In Logic, Language, and Computation: 10th International Tbilisi Symposium on Logic, Language, and Computation, TbiLLC 2013, Gudauri, Georgia, September 23-27, 2013. Revised Selected Papers, edited by Martin Aher, Daniel Hole, Emil Jeřábek, and Clemens Kupke, 44–60. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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 Research in Dance Education.

Blog post
Evans, Katy. 2017. “Could Eating Red Hot Chili Peppers Help You Live Longer?” IFLScience. IFLScience.


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. 2013. Transit Asset Management: Additional Research on Capital Investment Effects Could Help Transit Agencies Optimize Funding. GAO-13-571. 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
Cox, Elizabeth Thomas. 2012. “Prenatal Cocaine: Effects on Neonatal Vocalizations, Cue-Induced Maternal Response, and Brain Development.” Doctoral dissertation, Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina.

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
Rothenberg, Ben. 2017. “‘Biggest Fight’ Behind Her, Kvitova Returns Ahead of Schedule.” New York Times, May 26.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Seife 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Seife 2000; Pastinen and Hudson 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Pastinen and Hudson 2004)
  • Three authors: (Morgan, Strumillo, and Zimmer 2013)
  • 4 or more authors: (Schäfer et al. 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleResearch in Dance Education
AbbreviationRes. Dance Educ.
ISSN (print)1464-7893
ISSN (online)1470-1111
ScopeVisual Arts and Performing Arts

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