How to format your references using the Research in Globalization citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Research in Globalization. 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
Sarewitz, D. (2013). Science must be seen to bridge the political divide. Nature, 493(7430), 7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wong, A. M. H., & Eleftheriades, G. V. (2013). An optical super-microscope for far-field, real-time imaging beyond the diffraction limit. Scientific Reports, 3, 1715.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dangl, J. L., Horvath, D. M., & Staskawicz, B. J. (2013). Pivoting the plant immune system from dissection to deployment. Science (New York, N.Y.), 341(6147), 746–751.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Nieuwenhuis, J., Adamopoulos, A., Bleijerveld, O. B., Mazouzi, A., Stickel, E., Celie, P., … Brummelkamp, T. R. (2017). Vasohibins encode tubulin detyrosinating activity. Science (New York, N.Y.), 358(6369), 1453–1456.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bittner, M. (2014). Temporality: Universals and Variation. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Papanikolaou, A., Soudris, D., & Radojcic, R. (Eds.). (2011). Three Dimensional System Integration: IC Stacking Process and Design. Boston, MA: Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Tang, M., Liu, J., & Zhang, G. (2011). Improved Compact Routing Schemes for Power-Law Networks. In E. Altman & W. Shi (Eds.), Network and Parallel Computing: 8th IFIP International Conference, NPC 2011, Changsha, China, October 21-23, 2011. Proceedings (pp. 44–58). 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 Globalization.

Blog post
Hamilton, K. (2016, October 3). Marine Parks And Fishery Management: What’s The Best Way To Protect Fish? Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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). Early Childhood Programs: Parent Education and Income Best Predict Participation (No. HEHS-95-47). 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
Gunderson, C. A. (2017). The Moderating Effect of Type of Target on the Relationship between Collective Rumination and Displaced Aggression (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Hodgman, J. (2016, September 8). Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times, p. MM30.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sarewitz, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Sarewitz, 2013; Wong & Eleftheriades, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Wong & Eleftheriades, 2013)
  • Three authors: (Dangl, Horvath, & Staskawicz, 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Nieuwenhuis et al., 2017)

About the journal

Full journal titleResearch in Globalization
ISSN (print)2590-051X

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