How to format your references using the The Sixties citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Sixties. 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
Segal, Eran. “Journal Club. A Computational Biologist Looks at How Identical Cells Come to Differ.” Nature 464, no. 7287 (March 18, 2010): 329.
A journal article with 2 authors
Nott, J., and M. Hayne. “High Frequency of ‘super-Cyclones’ along the Great Barrier Reef over the Past 5,000 Years.” Nature 413, no. 6855 (October 4, 2001): 508–12.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lee, Jungsul, Junseong Park, and Chulhee Choi. “Identification of Phenotype Deterministic Genes Using Systemic Analysis of Transcriptional Response.” Scientific Reports 4 (March 19, 2014): 4413.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
He, Wanzhong, Mark S. Ladinsky, Kathryn E. Huey-Tubman, Grant J. Jensen, J. Richard McIntosh, and Pamela J. Björkman. “FcRn-Mediated Antibody Transport across Epithelial Cells Revealed by Electron Tomography.” Nature 455, no. 7212 (September 25, 2008): 542–46.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mallée, Rainer, Werner Fuchs, and Rolf Eligehausen. Design of Fastenings for Use in Concrete - the CEN/TS 1992-4 Provisions. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2013.
An edited book
Qi, Ershi, Jiang Shen, and Runliang Dou, eds. The 19th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management: Assistive Technology of Industrial Engineering. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Di Piazza, Maria Carmela, and Gianpaolo Vitale. “Photovoltaic Source Dynamic Modeling Issues.” In Photovoltaic Sources: Modeling and Emulation, edited by Gianpaolo Vitale, 131–69. Green Energy and Technology. London: Springer, 2013.

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 The Sixties.

Blog post
Fang, Janet. “Sturdy 3D Material Behaves Like Graphene.” IFLScience. IFLScience, June 4, 2014.


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. “Homeland Security: Oversight of Neglected Human Resources Information Technology Investment Is Needed.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, February 11, 2016.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kaplan, Claire M. “Understanding the Anxiolytic Effects of Alcohol on the Central Extended Amygdala in Humans.” Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, 2017.

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
Barron, James. “Advice, and a Shop, for the Sleep-Deprived.” New York Times, December 4, 2016.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text

About the journal

Full journal titleThe Sixties
ISSN (print)1754-1328
ISSN (online)1754-1336
Sociology and Political Science
Cultural Studies

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