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
Mattmann, Chris A. “Computing: A Vision for Data Science.” Nature 493, no. 7433 (January 24, 2013): 473–75.
A journal article with 2 authors
Park, Hyunsung, and Kenneth B. Crozier. “Multispectral Imaging with Vertical Silicon Nanowires.” Scientific Reports 3 (2013): 2460.
A journal article with 3 authors
Oh, Jeong Su, Andrej Susor, and Marco Conti. “Protein Tyrosine Kinase Wee1B Is Essential for Metaphase II Exit in Mouse Oocytes.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 332, no. 6028 (April 22, 2011): 462–65.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Ogle, J. M., D. E. Brodersen, W. M. Clemons Jr, M. J. Tarry, A. P. Carter, and V. Ramakrishnan. “Recognition of Cognate Transfer RNA by the 30S Ribosomal Subunit.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 292, no. 5518 (May 4, 2001): 897–902.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cherniakov, Mikhail. An Introduction to Parametric Digital Filters and Oscillators. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2003.
An edited book
Pinedo, Herbert M., and Carolien H. Smorenburg, eds. Drugs Affecting Growth of Tumours. Milestones in Drug Therapy. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Sebastiani, Paola, Joanna Jeneralczuk, and Marco F. Ramoni. “Design and Analysis of Screening Experiments with Microarrays.” In Screening: Methods for Experimentation in Industry, Drug Discovery, and Genetics, edited by Angela Dean and Susan Lewis, 115–38. New York, NY: Springer, 2006.

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
Taub, Ben. “Hidden Scars On Brains Of Military Personnel Could Explain How Bomb Shockwaves Damage Cognition.” IFLScience. IFLScience, June 9, 2016.


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. “Intermodal Transportation: A Variety of Factors Influence Airport-Intercity Passenger Rail Connectivity.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, August 2, 2013.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Yates, Sheri L. “Asian Indian Women with Gestational Diabetes Improving Care for Mothers and Babies ‘Dals, Dosas and Me.’” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2010.

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
Barry, Ellen, and Sophia Kishkovsky. “For Tolstoy and Russia, Still No Happy Ending.” New York Times, January 4, 2011.

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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