How to format your references using the Asian Ethnicity citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Asian Ethnicity. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Moore, Melissa J. “RNA Events. No End to Nonsense.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 298, no. 5592 (October 11, 2002): 370–71.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yacubova, Elina, and Hitoshi Komuro. “Stage-Specific Control of Neuronal Migration by Somatostatin.” Nature 415, no. 6867 (January 3, 2002): 77–81.
A journal article with 3 authors
Forges, B. R. de, J. A. Koslow, and G. C. Poore. “Diversity and Endemism of the Benthic Seamount Fauna in the Southwest Pacific.” Nature 405, no. 6789 (June 22, 2000): 944–47.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Nie, Zhiguo, Paul Schweitzer, Amanda J. Roberts, Samuel G. Madamba, Scott D. Moore, and George Robert Siggins. “Ethanol Augments GABAergic Transmission in the Central Amygdala via CRF1 Receptors.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 303, no. 5663 (March 5, 2004): 1512–14.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
May, Volkhard, and Oliver Kühn. Charge and Energy Transfer Dynamics in Molecular Systems. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2007.
An edited book
Zinicovscaia, Inga, and Liliana Cepoi, eds. Cyanobacteria for Bioremediation of Wastewaters. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Ithier, Grégoire, François Nguyen, Eddy Collin, Nicolas Boulant, Phil J. Meeson, Philippe Joyez, Denis Vion, and Daniel Estève. “Decoherence of a Quantum Bit Circuit.” In Quantum Decoherence: Poincaré Seminar 2005, edited by Bertrand Duplantier, Jean-Michel Raimond, and Vincent Rivasseau, 125–49. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2007.

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 Asian Ethnicity.

Blog post
Andrew, Elise. “There’s No Evidence Of Any Health Benefits To Eating Your Placenta.” IFLScience. IFLScience, June 4, 2015.


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. “Data Mining: Agencies Have Taken Key Steps to Protect Privacy in Selected Efforts, but Significant Compliance Issues Remain.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, August 15, 2005.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Cong, Ming. “Predictive Models of Cytotoxicity as Mediated by Exposure to Environmental Toxicants and Drugs.” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2015.

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
Callahan, Kelly. “Quotation Of The Day.” New York Times, August 15, 2011.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text

About the journal

Full journal titleAsian Ethnicity
ISSN (print)1463-1369
ISSN (online)1469-2953
ScopeSociology and Political Science
Cultural Studies

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