How to format your references using the Studies in History and Philosophy of Science citation style
This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. 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:
The citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
The style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.
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
Montgomery, S. (2004). Of towers, walls, and fields: perspectives on language in science. Science (New York, N.Y.), 303(5662), 1333–1335.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jordan, M. J. T., & Kable, S. H. (2012). Chemistry. Roaming reaction pathways along excited states. Science (New York, N.Y.), 335(6072), 1054–1055.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wearn, O. R., Reuman, D. C., & Ewers, R. M. (2012). Extinction debt and windows of conservation opportunity in the Brazilian Amazon. Science (New York, N.Y.), 337(6091), 228–232.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Schratt, G. M., Tuebing, F., Nigh, E. A., Kane, C. G., Sabatini, M. E., Kiebler, M., & Greenberg, M. E. (2006). A brain-specific microRNA regulates dendritic spine development. Nature, 439(7074), 283–289.
Books and book chapters
Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.
An authored book
Alrifai, T. (2015). Islamic Finance and the New Financial System. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.
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 Accountability Office. (1985). Contracting Out: NASA Not Complying With OMB Circular A-76 (No. NSIAD-86-15). Washington, DC: 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.
Wolfenden, A. (2012). Factors predicting oncology care providers’ behavioral intention to adopt clinical decision support systems (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.
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
Baker, A. L. (2014, March 31). Push to Rid City of Classrooms That Are Anything but Temporary. New York Times, p. A18.
References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:
This sentence cites one reference (Montgomery, 2004). This sentence cites two references (Jordan & Kable, 2012; Montgomery, 2004).
Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:
Two authors: (Jordan & Kable, 2012)
Three authors: (Wearn, Reuman, & Ewers, 2012)
6 or more authors: (Schratt et al., 2006)
About the journal
Full journal title
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Stud. Hist. Philos. Sci.
General Medicine History History and Philosophy of Science General Physics and Astronomy