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
Buffett, Bruce A. “Geophysics. Taking Earth’s Temperature.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 315, no. 5820 (March 30, 2007): 1801–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rolff, J., and M. T. Siva-Jothy. “Invertebrate Ecological Immunology.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 301, no. 5632 (July 25, 2003): 472–75.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lykke-Andersen, J., M. D. Shu, and J. A. Steitz. “Communication of the Position of Exon-Exon Junctions to the MRNA Surveillance Machinery by the Protein RNPS1.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 293, no. 5536 (September 7, 2001): 1836–39.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Ding, Zufeng, Shijie Liu, Xianwei Wang, Magomed Khaidakov, Yao Dai, and Jawahar L. Mehta. “Oxidant Stress in Mitochondrial DNA Damage, Autophagy and Inflammation in Atherosclerosis.” Scientific Reports 3 (January 16, 2013): 1077.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bhalla, Suresh, Sumedha Moharana, Visalakshi Talakokula, and Naveet Kaur. Piezoelectric Materials. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2016.
An edited book
Tomascak, Paul B. Advances in Lithium Isotope Geochemistry. Edited by Tomáš Magna and Ralf Dohmen. 1st ed. 2016. Advances in Isotope Geochemistry. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Solé, Josep Lluís, and Frederic Utzet. “Malliavin Calculus for Stochastic Processes and Random Measures with Independent Increments.” In Stochastic Analysis for Poisson Point Processes: Malliavin Calculus, Wiener-Itô Chaos Expansions and Stochastic Geometry, edited by Giovanni Peccati and Matthias Reitzner, 103–43. Bocconi & Springer Series. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016.

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
Davis, Josh. “Researchers Find That Prawns Could Help Protect Against Bilharzia.” IFLScience. IFLScience, July 22, 2015.


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. “Accessible Communications: FCC Should Evaluate the Effectiveness of Its Public Outreach Efforts.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, June 25, 2015.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Guo, Zhihua. “Experimental Analysis of Polymer Nanocomposite Foaming Using Carbon Dioxide.” Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University, 2008.

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
Schwirtz, Michael. “The Top Uniformed Officer on Rikers Island Steps Down, Ahead of Schedule.” New York Times, June 10, 2017.

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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