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
Risbey, James. “Earth Science: Free and Forced Climate Variations.” Nature 517, no. 7536 (January 29, 2015): 562–63.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kunz, Werner, and Matthias Kellermeier. “Materials Science. Beyond Biomineralization.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 323, no. 5912 (January 16, 2009): 344–45.
A journal article with 3 authors
Berciu, Mona, Tatiana G. Rappoport, and Boldizsár Jankó. “Manipulating Spin and Charge in Magnetic Semiconductors Using Superconducting Vortices.” Nature 435, no. 7038 (May 5, 2005): 71–75.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Pan, Xiaoyong, Guan Wang, Chee Leng Lay, Beng Hong Tan, Chaobin He, and Ye Liu. “Photoluminescence from Amino-Containing Polymer in the Presence of CO2: Carbamato Anion Formed as a Fluorophore.” Scientific Reports 3 (September 26, 2013): 2763.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lalanne, Christian. Sinusoidal Vibration. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2014.
An edited book
Hansson, Andreas. On-Chip Interconnect with Aelite: Composable and Predictable Systems. Edited by Kees Goossens. Embedded Systems. New York, NY: Springer, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Idema, Reijer, and Domenico J. P. Lahaye. “Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations.” In Computational Methods in Power System Analysis, edited by Domenico J. P. Lahaye, 21–28. Atlantis Studies in Scientific Computing in Electromagnetics. Paris: Atlantis Press, 2014.

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
Andrew, Danielle. “Worried About Shark Attacks Or Terrorism? Here’s How To Think About The Real Risk Of Rare Events.” IFLScience. IFLScience, May 27, 2017.


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. “Support for Development of Electronics and Materials Technologies by the Governments of the United States, Japan, West Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, September 9, 1985.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Lefebvre, Karlea. “Racial Prejudice, Individualism, and Political Identity: Understanding the Forty-Year Trend of Anti-Welfare Spending Preferences.” Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University, 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. “Keyboard Diplomacy.” New York Times, September 25, 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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