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
Lambert, J. B. (2008). Chemistry. A tamed reactive intermediate. Science (New York, N.Y.), 322(5906), 1333–1334.
A journal article with 2 authors
Myers, M. G., Jr, & Olson, D. P. (2012). Central nervous system control of metabolism. Nature, 491(7424), 357–363.
A journal article with 3 authors
Killian, N. J., Jutras, M. J., & Buffalo, E. A. (2012). A map of visual space in the primate entorhinal cortex. Nature, 491(7426), 761–764.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Peng, Y., Ellis, B. D., Wang, X., Fettinger, J. C., & Power, P. P. (2009). Reversible reactions of ethylene with distannynes under ambient conditions. Science (New York, N.Y.), 325(5948), 1668–1670.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Boulanger, J.-L. (2013). Safety Management for Software-based Equipment. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Illig, K. A., Thompson, R. W., Freischlag, J. A., Donahue, D. M., Jordan, S. E., & Edgelow, P. I. (Eds.). (2013). Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Ranathunga, S., Cranefield, S., & Purvis, M. (2012). Integrating Expectation Monitoring into BDI Agents. In L. Dennis, O. Boissier, & R. H. Bordini (Eds.), Programming Multi-Agent Systems: 9th International Workshop, ProMAS 2011, Taipei, Taiwan, May 3, 2011, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 74–91). 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
Davis, J. (2015, September 16). Shift In Human Ancestors’ Diet Earlier Than Previously Thought. 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. (2001). Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Airport and Airway Trust Fund Excise Taxes (GAO-01-384R). 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
Cope, J. A. (2015). Coastal squeeze of vegetation zones in the Los Cerritos Wetlands: The effect of sea level rise [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Burghardt, L. F. (2008, March 9). For Sabbath on Saturdays, Fewer Open Shops. New York Times, LI13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lambert, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Lambert, 2008; Myers & Olson, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Myers & Olson, 2012)
  • Three authors: (Killian et al., 2012)
  • 6 or more authors: (Peng et al., 2009)

About the journal

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

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