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
Alan Stern, S. 2003. “The Evolution of Comets in the Oort Cloud and Kuiper Belt.” Nature 424 (6949): 639–642.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ley, Timothy J., and Barton H. Hamilton. 2008. “Sociology. The Gender Gap in NIH Grant Applications.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 322 (5907): 1472–1474.
A journal article with 3 authors
Elion, Elaine A., Maosong Qi, and Weidong Chen. 2005. “Signal Transduction. Signaling Specificity in Yeast.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 307 (5710): 687–688.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Hui, Yuen Yung, Long-Jyun Su, Oliver Yenjyh Chen, Yit-Tsong Chen, Tzu-Ming Liu, and Huan-Cheng Chang. 2014. “Wide-Field Imaging and Flow Cytometric Analysis of Cancer Cells in Blood by Fluorescent Nanodiamond Labeling and Time Gating.” Scientific Reports 4 (July): 5574.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Welsh, A. H. 1996. Aspects of Statistical Inference: Welsh/Aspects. Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Qi, Ershi, Jiang Shen, and Runliang Dou, eds. 2013. The 19th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management: Engineering Economics Management. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Füss, Roland, Dieter G. Kaiser, and Zeno Adams. 2016. “Value at Risk, GARCH Modelling and the Forecasting of Hedge Fund Return Volatility.” In Derivatives and Hedge Funds, edited by Stephen Satchell, 91–117. Working Paper, Federal Reserve Bank of New York. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

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
Fang, Janet. 2016. “Stripes On A Lizard’s Head Divert Predator Strikes To Its Expendable Tail Instead.” 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. 2010. Propane and Heating Oil: Federal Oversight of the Propane Education and Research Council and National Oilheat Research Alliance Should Be Strengthened. GAO-10-583. 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
Othmanawny, Goran. 2017. “Soaked and Unsoaked Performance of Crushed Gravel and Limestone Aggregates.” Doctoral dissertation, Edwardsville, IL: Southern Illinois 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
Corkery, Michael. 2017. “Walmart Sticks With Arkansas Headquarters as Amazon Plays the Field.” New York Times, September 15.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Alan Stern 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Alan Stern 2003; Ley and Hamilton 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Ley and Hamilton 2008)
  • Three authors: (Elion, Qi, and Chen 2005)
  • 4 or more authors: (Hui 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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