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
Naldini, L. (2009). Medicine. A comeback for gene therapy. Science (New York, N.Y.), 326(5954), 805–806.
A journal article with 2 authors
Matear, R. J., & McNeil, B. I. (2006). Comment on “Preindustrial to modern interdecadal variability in coral reef pH.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 314(5799), 595.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chen, W., Zhang, S., & Long, X. (2013). Polarisation control through an optical feedback technique and its application in precise measurements. Scientific Reports, 3, 1992.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Azzouz, M., Ralph, G. S., Storkebaum, E., Walmsley, L. E., Mitrophanous, K. A., Kingsman, S. M., Carmeliet, P., & Mazarakis, N. D. (2004). VEGF delivery with retrogradely transported lentivector prolongs survival in a mouse ALS model. Nature, 429(6990), 413–417.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Perera, A. H., & Buse, L. J. (2014). Ecology of Wildfire Residuals in Boreal Forests. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Teller, J., Lee, J. R., & Roussey, C. (Eds.). (2007). Ontologies for Urban Development (Vol. 61). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Yoon, W., Huang, X., & Solasi, R. (2011). Experimental Validation of A Constitutive Model for Ionomer Membrane in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC). In T. Proulx (Ed.), Experimental Mechanics on Emerging Energy Systems and Materials, Volume 5: Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics (pp. 33–40). 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. (2015, September 17). Myth Of The ‘Missing Link’ In Evolution Does Science No Favors. 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). Commercial Aviation: Programs and Options for Providing Air Service to Small Communities (GAO-07-793T). 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
Holbert, M. (2010). Knowledge is power (KIP): Kinship caregiver support group program curriculum [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
Green, L. V. (2006, December 10). Beds of State. New York Times, 14WC15.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Naldini, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Matear & McNeil, 2006; Naldini, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Matear & McNeil, 2006)
  • Three authors: (Chen et al., 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Azzouz et al., 2004)

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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