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
Carter, E. A. (2008). Challenges in modeling materials properties without experimental input. Science (New York, N.Y.), 321(5890), 800–803.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mudd, J. O., & Kass, D. A. (2008). Tackling heart failure in the twenty-first century. Nature, 451(7181), 919–928.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kim, S.-Y., Hakoshima, T., & Kitano, K. (2013). Structure of the RecQ C-terminal domain of human Bloom syndrome protein. Scientific Reports, 3, 3294.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Liang, W., Bockrath, M., Bozovic, D., Hafner, J. H., Tinkham, M., & Park, H. (2001). Fabry - Perot interference in a nanotube electron waveguide. Nature, 411(6838), 665–669.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Woods, L. C. (2005). Theory of Tokamak Transport. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Minai, A. A., Braha, D., & Bar-Yam, Y. (Eds.). (2012). Unifying Themes in Complex Systems VII: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Complex Systems. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Jansen, T., & Van Hecke, S. (2011). Chapter Five: Merger with the EUCD and EDU. In S. Van Hecke (Ed.), At Europe’s Service: The Origins and Evolution of the European People’s Party (pp. 85–106). 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
Hale, T. (2017, January 3). How Big Can A Tsunami Wave Get? Bigger Than You’d Think. 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. (1996). Air Force Aircraft: Consolidating Fighter Squadrons Could Reduce Costs (NSIAD-96-82). 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
Builes, A. J. (2015). Inferring Function: A Study of Three Prehistoric Structures in El Pital, Puerto López, Manabí, Ecuador [Doctoral dissertation]. Florida Atlantic 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
Wines, M., & Bosman, J. (2017, May 14). A ‘Passionate’ Seeker of Voter Fraud in Kansas Gets a National Soapbox. New York Times, A12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Carter, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Carter, 2008; Mudd & Kass, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Mudd & Kass, 2008)
  • Three authors: (Kim et al., 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Liang et al., 2001)

About the journal

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

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