How to format your references using the Advances in Accounting, incorporating Advances in International Accounting citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advances in Accounting, incorporating Advances in International Accounting. 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
Phillips, P. (2000). Organic materials. From insulator to superconductor. Nature, 406(6797), 687–688.
A journal article with 2 authors
Marande, W., & Burger, G. (2007). Mitochondrial DNA as a genomic jigsaw puzzle. Science (New York, N.Y.), 318(5849), 415.
A journal article with 3 authors
Faehnle, C. R., Walleshauser, J., & Joshua-Tor, L. (2014). Mechanism of Dis3l2 substrate recognition in the Lin28-let-7 pathway. Nature, 514(7521), 252–256.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Essner, J. J., Vogan, K. J., Wagner, M. K., Tabin, C. J., Yost, H. J., & Brueckner, M. (2002). Conserved function for embryonic nodal cilia. Nature, 418(6893), 37–38.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kang, C. W., & Kvam, P. H. (2011). Basic Statistical Tools for Improving Quality. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
de Souza, F. L., & Leite, E. R. (Eds.). (2013). Nanoenergy: Nanotechnology Applied for Energy Production. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Shang, H., & Cao, G. (2007). Template-Based Synthesis of Nanorod or Nanowire Arrays. In B. Bhushan (Ed.), Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology (pp. 161–178). Springer.

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 Advances in Accounting, incorporating Advances in International Accounting.

Blog post
Davis, J. (2015, August 13). Trans Fats Linked To Greater Risk Of Death And Heart Disease. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (2005). Telecommunications: Direct Broadcast Satellite Subscribership Has Grown Rapidly, but Varies across Different Types of Markets (GAO-05-257). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Chung, D. (2017). Health Information Infrastructure: Flows and Frictions [Doctoral dissertation]. Indiana University.

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
Kelly, M. (1993, May 30). Man in the News; A Master of the Image: David Richmond Gergen. New York Times, 122.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Phillips, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Marande & Burger, 2007; Phillips, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Marande & Burger, 2007)
  • Three authors: (Faehnle et al., 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Essner et al., 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleAdvances in Accounting, incorporating Advances in International Accounting
AbbreviationAdv. Acc.
ISSN (print)0882-6110

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