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
Liljas, A. (2009). Biochemistry. Leaps in translational elongation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 326(5953), 677–678.
A journal article with 2 authors
Knesel, K. M., & Davidson, J. P. (2002). Insights into collisional magmatism from isotopic fingerprints of melting reactions. Science (New York, N.Y.), 296(5576), 2206–2208.
A journal article with 3 authors
Jeganathan, K. B., Malureanu, L., & van Deursen, J. M. (2005). The Rae1-Nup98 complex prevents aneuploidy by inhibiting securin degradation. Nature, 438(7070), 1036–1039.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Elbaum, R., Zaltzman, L., Burgert, I., & Fratzl, P. (2007). The role of wheat awns in the seed dispersal unit. Science (New York, N.Y.), 316(5826), 884–886.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Schiek, B., Rolfes, I., & Siweris, H.-J. (2005). Noise in High-Frequency Circuits and Oscillators. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Andersen, K. N., Francesconi, E., Grönlund, Å., & Engers, T. M. van (Eds.). (2011). Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective: Second International Conference, EGOVIS 2011, Toulouse, France, August 29 – September 2, 2011. Proceedings (Vol. 6866). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Jamart, A.-C. (2014). Chapter 3 Internet Freedom and the Constitutionalization of Internet Governance. In R. Radu, J.-M. Chenou, & R. H. Weber (Eds.), The Evolution of Global Internet Governance: Principles and Policies in the Making (pp. 57–76). 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. (2017, May 16). No, This Survey Does Not Show That How Much Porn Men Watch Is Linked To Sexual Dysfunction. 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. (2007). Information Technology: VA and DOD Are Making Progress in Sharing Medical Information, but Are Far from Comprehensive Electronic Medical Records (GAO-07-852T). 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
Shirley, A. (2012). Connecting foster children with their siblings within a summer camp setting: A grant proposal [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Kishkovsky, S. (2013, February 24). Aleksei German, 74, Director of Anti-Soviet Movies. New York Times, A20.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Liljas, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Knesel & Davidson, 2002; Liljas, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Knesel & Davidson, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Jeganathan et al., 2005)
  • 6 or more authors: (Elbaum et al., 2007)

About the journal

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

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