How to format your references using the Sociologie du travail citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Sociologie du travail. 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
Lenski, R.E., 2001. Twice as natural. Nature 414, 255.
A journal article with 2 authors
Smith, D.J., Whitehouse, I., 2012. Intrinsic coupling of lagging-strand synthesis to chromatin assembly. Nature 483, 434–438.
A journal article with 3 authors
Srianand, R., Petitjean, P., Ledoux, C., 2000. The cosmic microwave background radiation temperature at a redshift of 2.34. Nature 408, 931–935.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Nielsen, P.R., Nietlispach, D., Mott, H.R., Callaghan, J., Bannister, A., Kouzarides, T., Murzin, A.G., Murzina, N.V., Laue, E.D., 2002. Structure of the HP1 chromodomain bound to histone H3 methylated at lysine 9. Nature 416, 103–107.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
zur Hausen, H., 2006. Infections Causing Human Cancer. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG.
An edited book
Mucherino, A., 2009. Data Mining in Agriculture, Springer Optimization and Its Applications. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Bateman, R.P., Matthews, G.A., Hall, F.R., 2007. Ground-based application equipment, in: Lacey, L.A., Kaya, H.K. (Eds.), Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology: Application and Evaluation of Pathogens for Control of Insects and Other Invertebrate Pests. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 73–98.

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 Sociologie du travail.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2015. First Video Of Genet Spotted Riding A Black Rhino [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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. Army Battlefield Automation: Oversight Needed to Assure Integrated System (No. IMTEC-90-78). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Norton, D.A., 2013. O’Connor’s agent casual theory of free will: An evaluation (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
Wogan, J., 2017. In Store; No Red, No Blue. New York Times ST3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lenski, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Lenski, 2001; Smith and Whitehouse, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Smith and Whitehouse, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Nielsen et al., 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleSociologie du travail
AbbreviationSociol. Trav.
ISSN (print)0038-0296
ScopeIndustrial relations
Sociology and Political Science

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