How to format your references using the Architectural Engineering and Design Management citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Architectural Engineering and Design Management. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Balter, M. (2001). Archaeology. Did plaster hold Neolithic society together? Science (New York, N.Y.), 294(5550), 2278–2281.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jellinek, A. M., & Bercovici, D. (2011). Seismic tremors and magma wagging during explosive volcanism. Nature, 470(7335), 522–525.
A journal article with 3 authors
Li, W. K. W., Harrison, W. G., & Head, E. J. H. (2006). Coherent sign switching in multiyear trends of microbial plankton. Science (New York, N.Y.), 311(5764), 1157–1160.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Ni, M., Zhang, W.-Z., Qiu, J.-R., Liu, F., Li, M., Zhang, Y.-J., Liu, Q., & Bai, J. (2014). Association of ERCC1 and ERCC2 polymorphisms with colorectal cancer risk in a Chinese population. Scientific Reports, 4, 4112.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Yakushevich, L. V. (2005). Nonlinear Physics of DNA. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Allhoff, F., & Lin, P. (Eds.). (2009). Nanotechnology & Society: Current and Emerging Ethical Issues. Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Jones, D. (2007). Dermal Fillers. In D. J. Goldberg (Ed.), Facial Rejuvenation: A Total Approach (pp. 105–123). 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 Architectural Engineering and Design Management.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014, October 24). No, NASA Has Not Predicted A Global Blackout in December. 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. (1994). Early Childhood Programs: Many Poor Children and Strained Resources Challenge Head Start (HEHS-94-169BR). 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
Le, J. T. (2013). Support group for women who experience perinatal loss: 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
Kanter, J., & Tsang, A. (2017, September 6). Intel Fine In Europe Gets Review. New York Times, B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Balter, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Balter, 2001; Jellinek & Bercovici, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Jellinek & Bercovici, 2011)
  • Three authors: (Li et al., 2006)
  • 6 or more authors: (Ni et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleArchitectural Engineering and Design Management
AbbreviationArch. Eng. Des. Manag.
ISSN (print)1745-2007
ISSN (online)1752-7589
ScopeGeneral Business, Management and Accounting
Building and Construction

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