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
zur Hausen, Harald. 2011. “Science Addict.” Nature 478 (7368): S12.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kraemer, John D., and Lawrence O. Gostin. 2012. “Public Health and Biosecurity. The Limits of Government Regulation of Science.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 335 (6072): 1047–1049.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bai, Gongxun, Yang Zhang, and Jianhua Hao. 2014. “Tuning of Near-Infrared Luminescence of SrTiO3:Ni2+ Thin Films Grown on Piezoelectric PMN-PT via Strain Engineering.” Scientific Reports 4 (July): 5724.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Eisaman, M. D., A. André, F. Massou, M. Fleischhauer, A. S. Zibrov, and M. D. Lukin. 2005. “Electromagnetically Induced Transparency with Tunable Single-Photon Pulses.” Nature 438 (7069): 837–841.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Marks, Kenneth H., Larry E. Robbins, Gonzalo Fernández, John P. Funkhouser, and D. L. Williams. 2009. The Handbook of Financing Growth. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Torra, Vicenç, Yasuo Narukawa, and Yasunori Endo, eds. 2014. Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence: 11th International Conference, MDAI 2014, Tokyo, Japan, October 29-31, 2014. Proceedings. Vol. 8825. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Poliquin, Kelly, Francis X. Cunningham, R. Raymond Gantt, and Elisabeth Gantt. 2013. “Interactions of Isoprenoid Pathway Enzymes and Indirect Stimulation of Isoprenoid Biosynthesis by Pentose Phosphate Cycle Substrates in Synechocystis PCC 6803.” In Isoprenoid Synthesis in Plants and Microorganisms: New Concepts and Experimental Approaches, edited by Thomas J. Bach and Michel Rohmer, 51–63. New York, NY: 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
Andrew, Elise. 2014. “Researchers Identify New Possible Supernova Trigger.” 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. 2011. Department of Labor: Further Management Improvements Needed to Address Information Technology and Financial Controls. GAO-11-157. 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
Payne, Linda Gail. 2015. “The Experience of Caring for Women with Drug or Alcohol Problems in the General Hospital.” Doctoral dissertation, Boca Raton, FL: Florida Atlantic University.

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
Greenhouse, Linda. 2007. “Justices May Rule on Right To ‘Keep and Bear Arms.’” New York Times, November 12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (zur Hausen 2011).
This sentence cites two references (zur Hausen 2011; Kraemer and Gostin 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Kraemer and Gostin 2012)
  • Three authors: (Bai, Zhang, and Hao 2014)
  • 4 or more authors: (Eisaman et al. 2005)

About the journal

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

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