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
Rousselle, Tristan. 2004. “Recruiters and Industry. Dual Competencies.” Nature 430 (6998): 488.
A journal article with 2 authors
Armakolas, Athanasios, and Amar J. S. Klar. 2006. “Cell Type Regulates Selective Segregation of Mouse Chromosome 7 DNA Strands in Mitosis.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 311 (5764): 1146–1149.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hwang, J., T. Timusk, and G. D. Gu. 2004. “High-Transition-Temperature Superconductivity in the Absence of the Magnetic-Resonance Mode.” Nature 427 (6976): 714–717.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Dong, K. F., H. H. Li, Y. G. Peng, G. Ju, G. M. Chow, and J. S. Chen. 2014. “Nanogranular TiN-ZrO₂ Intermediate Layer Induced Improvement of Isolation and Grain Size of FePt Thin Films.” Scientific Reports 4 (July): 5607.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Grigg, Neil S. 2010. Infrastructure Finance. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Ohsawa, Yukio, and Shusaku Tsumoto, eds. 2006. Chance Discoveries in Real World Decision Making: Data-Based Interaction of Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 30. Studies in Computational Intelligence. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Vidaver, Anne K., Sue Tolin, and Angela Post. 2012. “The Status, Promise and Potential Perils of Commercially Available Genetically Modified Microorganisms in Agriculture and the Environment.” In Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology: The United States and Canada, edited by Chris A. Wozniak and Alan McHughen, 95–102. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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
Andrew, Danielle. 2017. “Worried About Shark Attacks Or Terrorism? Here’s How To Think About The Real Risk Of Rare Events.” 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. 2002. Space Station: Actions Under Way to Manage Cost, but Significant Challenges Remain. GAO-02-735. 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
Millar, Carolyn L. 2010. “Re-Specting Graffiti: Transgression at Play in Art, Language, and Ritual.” Doctoral dissertation, Carpinteria, CA: Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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
Billard, Mary. 2010. “Wheels With Women in Mind.” New York Times, April 15.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rousselle 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Rousselle 2004; Armakolas and Klar 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Armakolas and Klar 2006)
  • Three authors: (Hwang, Timusk, and Gu 2004)
  • 4 or more authors: (Dong 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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