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
Eisenstein, Michael. “Telomeres: All’s Well That Ends Well.” Nature 478, no. 7368 (October 12, 2011): S13-5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Williams, R. J., and N. D. Martinez. “Simple Rules Yield Complex Food Webs.” Nature 404, no. 6774 (March 9, 2000): 180–83.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mani, Ankur, Iyad Rahwan, and Alex Pentland. “Inducing Peer Pressure to Promote Cooperation.” Scientific Reports 3 (2013): 1735.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Schroeder, Charles M., Hazen P. Babcock, Eric S. G. Shaqfeh, and Steven Chu. “Observation of Polymer Conformation Hysteresis in Extensional Flow.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 301, no. 5639 (September 12, 2003): 1515–19.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cohen, Martin. Mind Games. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
An edited book
Piccart, Martine J., Mien-Chie Hung, Lawrence J. Solin, Fatima Cardoso, and William C. Wood, eds. Breast Cancer and Molecular Medicine. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Budka, Marcin, Mark Eastwood, Bogdan Gabrys, Petr Kadlec, Manuel Martin Salvador, Stephanie Schwan, Athanasios Tsakonas, and Indrė Žliobaitė. “From Sensor Readings to Predictions: On the Process of Developing Practical Soft Sensors.” In Advances in Intelligent Data Analysis XIII: 13th International Symposium, IDA 2014, Leuven, Belgium, October 30 – November 1, 2014. Proceedings, edited by Hendrik Blockeel, Matthijs van Leeuwen, and Veronica Vinciotti, 49–60. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 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
Felton, James. “US Police Are Less Respectful Towards Black Citizens, Body Cam Footage Analysis Reveals.” IFLScience. IFLScience, June 7, 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. “Mass Transit: Implementation of FTA’s New Starts Evaluation Process and FY 2001 Funding Proposals.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, April 28, 2000.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Liu, Huiguo. “Three Papers on the Sociology of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs).” Doctoral dissertation, Indiana 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
Saslow, Linda. “Roosevelt District Faces An Uncertain Future.” New York Times, July 1, 2007.

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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