How to format your references using the Asian Studies Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Asian Studies 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
Shelly, David R. (2010) Migrating tremors illuminate complex deformation beneath the seismogenic San Andreas fault. Nature 463, pp. 648–52.
A journal article with 2 authors
Stroebel, David, and Pierre Paoletti (2014) Neuroscience: A structure to remember. Nature 511, pp. 162–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bastos-Aristizabal, Sara, Guennadi Kozlov, and Kalle Gehring (2014) Structure of the substrate-binding b’ domain of the Protein Disulfide Isomerase-Like protein of the Testis. Scientific reports 4, p. 4464.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Saini, D., H. Behlow, R. Podila, D. Dickel, B. Pillai, M. J. Skove, S. M. Serkiz, and A. M. Rao (2014) Mechanical resonances of helically coiled carbon nanowires. Scientific reports 4, p. 5542.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lincoln, Nadina B., Ian I. Kneebone, Jamie A. B. Macniven, and Reg C. Morris (2011) Psychological Management of Stroke. (Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd).
An edited book
Boner, Patrick J., ed. (2011) Change and Continuity in Early Modern Cosmology. Vol. 27. Archimedes, New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. (Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands).
A chapter in an edited book
Gounaris, Anastasios, Jim Smith, Norman W. Paton, Rizos Sakellariou, Alvaro A. A. Fernandes, and Paul Watson (2006) Adapting to Changing Resource Performance in Grid Query Processing, in Jean-Marc Pierson (ed.), Data Management in Grids: First VLDB Workshop, DMG 2005, Trondheim, Norway, September 2-3, 2005, Revised Selected Papers, pp. 30–44. 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 Studies Review.

Blog post
Andrew, Elise (2013) Photographs of Baby Olinguitos Have Been Released. IFLScience. (IFLScience). Available at, accessed 30 October 2018.


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 (2017) Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority: Improved Planning of Future Rehabilitation Projects Could Prevent Limitations Identified with SafeTrack. (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
Vidal, Elisa M. (2014) Alcohol disorder with hip or knee surgery: Postoperative alcohol disorder-related costs and length of stay. 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) St. John’s Takes an Opener, With No Fight From UConn. New York Times, 10 March.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Shelly, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Shelly, 2010; Stroebel and Paoletti, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Stroebel and Paoletti, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Bastos-Aristizabal, Kozlov, and Gehring, 2014)
  • 4 or more authors: (Saini et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleAsian Studies Review
AbbreviationAsian Stud. Rev.
ISSN (print)1035-7823
ISSN (online)1467-8403
Sociology and Political Science
Cultural Studies

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