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
Gasser, S.M., 2002. Visualizing chromatin dynamics in interphase nuclei. Science 296, 1412–1416.
A journal article with 2 authors
Feld, J.J., Hoofnagle, J.H., 2005. Mechanism of action of interferon and ribavirin in treatment of hepatitis C. Nature 436, 967–972.
A journal article with 3 authors
Woodroffe, R., Hedges, S., Durant, S.M., 2014. Ecology. To fence or not to fence. Science 344, 46–48.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ohki, K., Chung, S., Ch’ng, Y.H., Kara, P., Reid, R.C., 2005. Functional imaging with cellular resolution reveals precise micro-architecture in visual cortex. Nature 433, 597–603.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Armstrong, R.A., Hilton, A.C., 2010. Statistical Analysis in Microbiology: Statnotes. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Randelli, P., Dejour, D., van Dijk, C.N., Denti, M., Seil, R. (Eds.), 2016. Arthroscopy: Basic to Advanced. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Velde, B., Barré, P., 2010. Clay Minerals in Soils: The Interface Between Plants and the Mineral World, in: Barré, P. (Ed.), Soils, Plants and Clay Minerals: Mineral and Biologic Interactions. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 129–170.

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
Andrews, R., 2017. Has The “Eighth Wonder Of The World” Been Found Again After Being Lost For 131 Years? [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, 1992. Intelligence Programs: New RC-135 Aircraft Engines Can Reduce Cost and Improve Performance (No. NSIAD-92-305). 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
Holbert, M., 2010. Knowledge is power (KIP): Kinship caregiver support group program curriculum (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
Stewart, J.B., 2017. On Trump Tax Form, a Decade’s Worth of Questions. New York Times B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gasser, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Feld and Hoofnagle, 2005; Gasser, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Feld and Hoofnagle, 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Ohki et al., 2005)

About the journal

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

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