How to format your references using the Asian Geographer citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Asian Geographer. 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
Schiermeier, Quirin. 2002. “Low Stocks Prompt Calls for North Atlantic Fishing Ban.” Nature 419 (6910): 866.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bhalla, Needhi, and Abby F. Dernburg. 2005. “A Conserved Checkpoint Monitors Meiotic Chromosome Synapsis in Caenorhabditis Elegans.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 310 (5754): 1683–1686.
A journal article with 3 authors
Munoz, François, Pierre Couteron, and Stephen P. Hubbell. 2012. “Comment on ‘Global Correlations in Tropical Tree Species Richness and Abundance Reject Neutrality.’” Science (New York, N.Y.) 336 (6089): 1639; author reply 1639.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Wu, Hongya, Ji Zhou, Chuwen Lan, Yunsheng Guo, and Ke Bi. 2014. “Microwave Memristive-like Nonlinearity in a Dielectric Metamaterial.” Scientific Reports 4 (June): 5499.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Weston, Paul. 2006. Bioinformatics Software Engineering. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Reichert, Manfred. 2012. Enabling Flexibility in Process-Aware Information Systems: Challenges, Methods, Technologies. Edited by Barbara Weber. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Frossard, Emmanuel, Else K. Bünemann, Lucie Gunst, Astrid Oberson, Michael Schärer, and Federica Tamburini. 2016. “Fate of Fertilizer P in Soils—The Organic Pathway.” In Phosphorus in Agriculture: 100 % Zero, edited by Ewald Schnug and Luit J. De Kok, 41–61. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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 Geographer.

Blog post
Andrew, Elise. 2015. “Cadaver Study Suggests Fist Fighting Could Have Played A Role In Hand Evolution.” 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. 2004. Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites: Information on Program Cost and Schedule Changes. GAO-04-1054. 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
Wang, Sijie. 2017. “Experimental Investigations of the Critical Flowback Velocity for Various Types of Proppant in Hydraulic-Fracturing Fluids with Different Viscosities.” Doctoral dissertation, Lafayette, LA: University of Louisiana.

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
MacFARQUHAR, Neil. 2017. “Thousands of Russians Present Letters of Protest in Demonstrations.” New York Times, April 29.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schiermeier 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Schiermeier 2002; Bhalla and Dernburg 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Bhalla and Dernburg 2005)
  • Three authors: (Munoz, Couteron, and Hubbell 2012)
  • 4 or more authors: (Wu et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleAsian Geographer
AbbreviationAsian Geogr.
ISSN (print)1022-5706
ISSN (online)2158-1762

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