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
Benford, Gregory. 2008. “Obituary: Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008).” Nature 452 (7187): 546.
A journal article with 2 authors
Einum, S., and I. A. Fleming. 2000. “Highly Fecund Mothers Sacrifice Offspring Survival to Maximize Fitness.” Nature 405 (6786): 565–567.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kotiaho, J. S., L. W. Simmons, and J. L. Tomkins. 2001. “Towards a Resolution of the Lek Paradox.” Nature 410 (6829): 684–686.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Yuan, Guanghui, Edward T. F. Rogers, Tapashree Roy, Giorgio Adamo, Zexiang Shen, and Nikolay I. Zheludev. 2014. “Planar Super-Oscillatory Lens for Sub-Diffraction Optical Needles at Violet Wavelengths.” Scientific Reports 4 (September): 6333.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Campbell, Anthony K. 2014. Intracellular Calcium. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Bres, Stéphane, and Robert Laurini, eds. 2006. Visual Information and Information Systems: 8th International Conference, VISUAL 2005, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 5, 2005, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 3736. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Barkalov, Alexander, and Larysa Titarenko. 2008. “Synthesis of Compositional Microprogram Control Units with Code Sharing.” In Logic Synthesis for Compositional Microprogram Control Units, edited by Alexander Barkalov and Larysa Titarenko, 99–135. Lecture Notes Electrical Engineering. 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
Andrew, Elise. 2014. “New Footage Shows Unique Perspective of Felix Baumgartner’s Historic Jump.” IFLScience. IFLScience.’s-historic-jump/.


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. 1991. Environmental Protection: Solving NASA’s Current Problems Requires Agencywide Emphasis. NSIAD-91-146. 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
Kotamreddy, Ashokreddy. 2017. “Design and Simulation of 16 Psk Super Regenerative Receiver.” Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: 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
Koblin, John. 2016. “Cable News Networks Report a Banner Year in 2016.” New York Times, December 28.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Benford 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Benford 2008; Einum and Fleming 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Einum and Fleming 2000)
  • Three authors: (Kotiaho, Simmons, and Tomkins 2001)
  • 4 or more authors: (Yuan et al. 2014)

About the journal

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

Other styles