How to format your references using the Transition Studies Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Transition Studies Review. 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
Levin BR (2004) Microbiology. Noninherited resistance to antibiotics. Science 305:1578–1579
A journal article with 2 authors
Accardi A, Miller C (2004) Secondary active transport mediated by a prokaryotic homologue of ClC Cl- channels. Nature 427:803–807
A journal article with 3 authors
Kobayashi T, Saito T, Ohtani H (2001) Real-time spectroscopy of transition states in bacteriorhodopsin during retinal isomerization. Nature 414:531–534
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Lorenz L, Axnick J, Buschmann T, et al (2018) Mechanosensing by β1 integrin induces angiocrine signals for liver growth and survival. Nature 562:128–132

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) (2011) Supplemental Proceedings. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Iwamura M, Shafait F (eds) (2012) Camera-Based Document Analysis and Recognition: 4th International Workshop, CBDAR 2011, Beijing, China, September 22, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Amdam SH (2016) The Dangers of having Fun – Doing Production Work in School. In: Erstad O, Kumpulainen K, Mäkitalo Å, et al. (eds) Learning across Contexts in the Knowledge Society. SensePublishers, Rotterdam, pp 85–108

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 Transition Studies Review.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Sustainability Science Is A New Academic Discipline. But Is It Sustainable? In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (1993) Surface Transportation: Funding Limitations and Barriers To Cross-Modal Decision Making. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Reid LN (2012) The Unintended Consequences of Narrowing Secondary Curriculum in Response to Low Standardized Test Scores. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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
Billard M (2010) The Engineered Shoe. New York Times E5

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Levin 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Accardi and Miller 2004; Levin 2004).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Accardi and Miller 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Lorenz et al. 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleTransition Studies Review
ISSN (print)1614-4007
ISSN (online)1614-4015
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