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
Graves, Jennifer A. Marshall. 2015. “In Retrospect: Twenty-Five Years of the Sex-Determining Gene.” Nature 528 (7582): 343–344.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rockström, Johan, and Malin Falkenmark. 2015. “Agriculture: Increase Water Harvesting in Africa.” Nature 519 (7543): 283–285.
A journal article with 3 authors
Moree, Melinda, Sarah Ewart, and Carter Diggs. 2004. “Strength in Unity.” Nature 430 (7002): 938–939.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Karnoub, Antoine E., Ajeeta B. Dash, Annie P. Vo, Andrew Sullivan, Mary W. Brooks, George W. Bell, Andrea L. Richardson, Kornelia Polyak, Ross Tubo, and Robert A. Weinberg. 2007. “Mesenchymal Stem Cells within Tumour Stroma Promote Breast Cancer Metastasis.” Nature 449 (7162): 557–563.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). 2011. Supplemental Proceedings. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Qi, Luo, ed. 2009. Applied Computing, Computer Science, and Advanced Communication: First International Conference on Future Computer and Communication, FCC 2009, Wuhan, China, June 6-7, 2009. Proceedings. Vol. 34. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Mandow, L., and J. L. Pérez de la Cruz. 2009. “A Memory-Efficient Search Strategy for Multiobjective Shortest Path Problems.” In KI 2009: Advances in Artificial Intelligence: 32nd Annual German Conference on AI, Paderborn, Germany, September 15-18, 2009. Proceedings, edited by Bärbel Mertsching, Marcus Hund, and Zaheer Aziz, 25–32. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 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 Asian Geographer.

Blog post
Andrew, Elise. 2014. “Researchers Use Genetic Switch To Reverse Leukemia In Mice.” 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. Air Traffic Control: FAA Needs to Ensure Better Coordination When Approving Air Traffic Control Systems. GAO-05-11. 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
Stanfill, Diana L. 2010. “Teacher Perception of the Alignment of Enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies (EMINTS) with the National Staff Development Council (NSDC) Standards.” Doctoral dissertation, St. Charles, MO: Lindenwood 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
Kelly, Kate. 2017. “James Staley’s Series of Unfortunate Events.” New York Times, August 26.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Graves 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Graves 2015; Rockström and Falkenmark 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Rockström and Falkenmark 2015)
  • Three authors: (Moree, Ewart, and Diggs 2004)
  • 4 or more authors: (Karnoub et al. 2007)

About the journal

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

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