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
McGrew, William C. 2010. “Evolution. Chimpanzee Technology.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 328 (5978): 579–580.
A journal article with 2 authors
Roska, B., and F. Werblin. 2001. “Vertical Interactions across Ten Parallel, Stacked Representations in the Mammalian Retina.” Nature 410 (6828): 583–587.
A journal article with 3 authors
Storey, Michael, Robert A. Duncan, and Carl C. Swisher 3rd. 2007. “Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum and the Opening of the Northeast Atlantic.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 316 (5824): 587–589.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Schuster, Mathieu, Philippe Duringer, Jean-François Ghienne, Patrick Vignaud, Hassan Taisso Mackaye, Andossa Likius, and Michel Brunet. 2006. “The Age of the Sahara Desert.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 311 (5762): 821.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lamperti, John W. 1996. Probability: A Survey of the Mathematical Theory. Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Vaudenay, Serge, ed. 2006. Advances in Cryptology - EUROCRYPT 2006: 24th Annual International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 28 - June 1, 2006. Proceedings. Vol. 4004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Nigro Neto, Caetano, Alexandre Slullitel, and John G. T. Augoustides. 2014. “Can Neuraxial Anesthesia Reduce Perioperative Mortality?” In Reducing Mortality in the Perioperative Period, edited by Giovanni Landoni, Laura Ruggeri, and Alberto Zangrillo, 31–35. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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
Carpineti, Alfredo. 2016. “Some Of Your Suntan Comes From Beyond The Milky Way.” 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. 1994. FAA Budget: Management Attention Needed for Future Investment Decisions. T-RCED-94-195. 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
Amini, Behrooz. 2015. “Linear Matrix Inequality Method for Periodic Systems.” Doctoral dissertation, Edwardsville, IL: Southern Illinois University.

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
Crow, Kelly. 2002. “The Greenhouse Stays. Some of the Greenery Goes.” New York Times, October 27.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (McGrew 2010).
This sentence cites two references (McGrew 2010; Roska and Werblin 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Roska and Werblin 2001)
  • Three authors: (Storey, Duncan, and Swisher 2007)
  • 4 or more authors: (Schuster 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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