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
Deming, Drake. 2015. “Astronomy: A Small Star with an Earth-like Planet.” Nature 527 (7577): 169–170.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sivanand, Sharanya, and Kathryn E. Wellen. 2015. “Molecular Biology: Salvaging the Genome.” Nature 524 (7563): 40–41.
A journal article with 3 authors
Scarborough, Claire L., Julia Ferrari, and H. C. J. Godfray. 2005. “Aphid Protected from Pathogen by Endosymbiont.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 310 (5755): 1781.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Zhang, Haicheng, Shuguang Liu, Wenping Yuan, Wenjie Dong, Aizhong Ye, Xianhong Xie, Yang Chen, Dan Liu, Wenwen Cai, and Yuna Mao. 2014. “Inclusion of Soil Carbon Lateral Movement Alters Terrestrial Carbon Budget in China.” Scientific Reports 4 (November): 7247.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McMaster, Marvin C. 2010. Buying and Selling Laboratory Instruments. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Bray, George A., and Donna H. Ryan, eds. 2006. Overweight and the Metabolic Syndrome: From Bench to Bedside. Vol. 26. Endocrine Updates. Boston, MA: Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Beeker, Nathanael, Stéphane Gaubert, Christian Glusa, and Leo Liberti. 2013. “Is the Distance Geometry Problem in NP?” In Distance Geometry: Theory, Methods, and Applications, edited by Antonio Mucherino, Carlile Lavor, Leo Liberti, and Nelson Maculan, 85–93. 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. “Cannabis May Have Eased Breast Cancer Symptoms of Siberian Ice Princess.” 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. 1997. FCC: The Local Multipoint Distribution Service. OGC-98-3. 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
Bravo, Daniela. 2013. “Parents’ Perspectives of Undocumented Students’ Transition from High School.” 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
Vecsey, George. 2010. “U.S. Loss Reveals a Shrinking Talent Gap.” New York Times, November 9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Deming 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Deming 2015; Sivanand and Wellen 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Sivanand and Wellen 2015)
  • Three authors: (Scarborough, Ferrari, and Godfray 2005)
  • 4 or more authors: (Zhang 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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