How to format your references using the Architectural Science Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Architectural Science Review. 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
Wright, Jessica. 2014. “Nanotechnology: Deliver on a Promise.” Nature 509 (7502): S58-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Roos, Dirk, and Christine C. Winterbourn. 2002. “Immunology. Lethal Weapons.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 296 (5568): 669–671.
A journal article with 3 authors
del Campo, Adolfo, Malcolm G. Boshier, and Avadh Saxena. 2014. “Bent Waveguides for Matter-Waves: Supersymmetric Potentials and Reflectionless Geometries.” Scientific Reports 4 (June): 5274.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Di Martino, Daniela, Luca Beverina, Mauro Sassi, Sergio Brovelli, Riccardo Tubino, and Francesco Meinardi. 2014. “Straightforward Fabrication of Stable White LEDs by Embedding of Inorganic UV-LEDs into Bulk Polymerized Polymethyl-Methacrylate Doped with Organic Dyes.” Scientific Reports 4 (March): 4400.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Brandimarte, Paolo. 2014. Handbook in Monte Carlo Simulation. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
R, Thomas Md David, and Compton Md Gregory A, eds. 2014. Pressure Ulcers in the Aging Population: A Guide for Clinicians. Vol. 1. Aging Medicine. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.
A chapter in an edited book
Hulley, Hardy. 2010. “The Economic Plausibility of Strict Local Martingales in Financial Modelling.” In Contemporary Quantitative Finance: Essays in Honour of Eckhard Platen, edited by Carl Chiarella and Alexander Novikov, 53–75. Berlin, Heidelberg: 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 Science Review.

Blog post
Hamilton, Kristy. 2015. “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Penises.” 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. Aviation Fees: Review of Air Carriers’ Year 2000 Passenger and Property Screening Costs. GAO-05-558. Washington, DC: 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
Ren, Hanlong. 2014. “Modification and Characterization of Ordered Mesoporous Carbons for Resorcinol Removal.” Doctoral dissertation, Lafayette, LA: University of Louisiana.

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
Goldstein, Joseph, and Michael Schwirtz. 2013. “U.S. Accuses 2 Rabbis of Kidnapping Husbands for a Fee.” New York Times, October 11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wright 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Wright 2014; Roos and Winterbourn 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Roos and Winterbourn 2002)
  • Three authors: (del Campo, Boshier, and Saxena 2014)
  • 4 or more authors: (Di Martino et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleArchitectural Science Review
AbbreviationArchit. Sci. Rev.
ISSN (print)0003-8628
ISSN (online)1758-9622

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