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
DeWeerdt, S. (2011). Animal models: Towards a myeloma mouse. Nature, 480(7377), S38-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Benoist, C., & Mathis, D. (2002). Mast cells in autoimmune disease. Nature, 420(6917), 875–878.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rebbeck, C. A., Leroi, A. M., & Burt, A. (2011). Mitochondrial capture by a transmissible cancer. Science (New York, N.Y.), 331(6015), 303.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Bai, X., Dawson, R. J., Ürge-Vorsatz, D., Delgado, G. C., Salisu Barau, A., Dhakal, S., Dodman, D., Leonardsen, L., Masson-Delmotte, V., Roberts, D. C., & Schultz, S. (2018). Six research priorities for cities and climate change. Nature, 555(7694), 23–25.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Banks, R. E., Sharp, J. M., Doss, S. D., & Vanderford, D. A. (2016). Exotic Small Mammal Care and Husbandry. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Lyubimov, D. (2013). Micromechanisms of Friction and Wear: Introduction to Relativistic Tribology (K. Dolgopolov & L. Pinchuk, Eds.; Vol. 176). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Britain, S. (2011). On the Relationship Between Pedagogical Design and Content Management in eLearning. In N. F. Ferrer & J. M. Alfonso (Eds.), Content Management for E-Learning (pp. 55–69). 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
Andrew, E. (2014, December 1). World’s Largest Solar Farm Goes Online In California. 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. (1990). Meeting the Government’s Technology Challenge: Results of a GAO Symposium (IMTEC-90-23). 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
Panjabi, C. (2010). Real and imagined immigrant identities in the public sphere: Representations of South Asian women in literary and television media [Doctoral dissertation]. George Washington 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
Wines, M. (2017, July 1). Asked for Data on Voters, States Give Trump Panel a Bipartisan ‘No.’ New York Times, A12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (DeWeerdt, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Benoist & Mathis, 2002; DeWeerdt, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Benoist & Mathis, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Rebbeck et al., 2011)
  • 6 or more authors: (Bai et al., 2018)

About the journal

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

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