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
Campbell, P., 2001. Declaration of financial interests. Nature 412, 751.
A journal article with 2 authors
Armand, M., Tarascon, J.-M., 2008. Building better batteries. Nature 451, 652–657.
A journal article with 3 authors
Joachim, C., Gimzewski, J.K., Aviram, A., 2000. Electronics using hybrid-molecular and mono-molecular devices. Nature 408, 541–548.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Curran, M.A.J., van Ommen, T.D., Morgan, V.I., Phillips, K.L., Palmer, A.S., 2003. Ice core evidence for Antarctic sea ice decline since the 1950s. Science 302, 1203–1206.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cliteur, P., 2010. The Secular Outlook. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Olson, D.L., 2010. Enterprise Risk Management Models. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Vitasek, K., Manrodt, K., Kling, J., 2012. U.S. Department of Energy Transforms Weapons Wasteland to Wildlife Site, in: Manrodt, K., Kling, J. (Eds.), Vested: How P&G, McDonald’s and Microsoft Are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships. Palgrave Macmillan US, New York, NY, pp. 61–87.

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
Luntz, S., 2014. Tiny New Species of Poisonous Frog Discovered [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, 1985. SSA’s Acceptance Testing of a Mass Storage System for Computerized Data Was Adequate (No. IMTEC-85-5). 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
Smith, B., 2013. Analysis of hydraulic and financial operations of a recycled water system: A case study of the Orange County water district’s green acres project (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. Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times MM18.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Campbell, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Armand and Tarascon, 2008; Campbell, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Armand and Tarascon, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Curran et al., 2003)

About the journal

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

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