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
Cluver, Lucie (2011) Children of the AIDS pandemic. Nature 474, pp. 27–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ware, Daniel M., and Richard E. Thomson (2005) Bottom-up ecosystem trophic dynamics determine fish production in the Northeast Pacific. Science (New York, N.Y.) 308, pp. 1280–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
Travis, David J., Andrew M. Carleton, and Ryan G. Lauritsen (2002) Contrails reduce daily temperature range. Nature 418, p. 601.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Nestola, F., N. Korolev, M. Kopylova, N. Rotiroti, D. G. Pearson, M. G. Pamato, M. Alvaro, et al. (2018) CaSiO3 perovskite in diamond indicates the recycling of oceanic crust into the lower mantle. Nature 555, pp. 237–41.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mascia, Leno (2011) Polymers in Industry from A-Z. (Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA).
An edited book
Gary, Dale E., and Christoph U. Keller, eds (2005) Solar and Space Weather Radiophysics: Current Status and Future Developments. Vol. 314. Astrophysics and Space Science Library. (Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands).
A chapter in an edited book
Naumov, Alexander D., Natalia I. Timokhina, Alexandra V. Litvinchuk, Gennadii G. Vereshchako, Alina M. Khodosovskaya, Svetlana N. Sushko, and Elena M. Kadukova (2013) Radioprotective Properties of Selenomethionine with Methionine, Extracts from Basidium Fungi and Exogenous DNA, in Grant N. Pierce, Volodymyr I. Mizin, and Alexander Omelchenko (eds), Advanced Bioactive Compounds Countering the Effects of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Agents: Strategies to Counter Biological Damage, pp. 55–69. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology. (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 Studies Review.

Blog post
Andrews, Robin (2015) King Penguins Adversely Affected By Climate Extremes. 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 (2013) Indian Affairs: Better Management and Accountability Needed to Improve Indian Education. (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
Hasan, Syed Naveed (2012) Design and optimization of 2012 Formula SAE chassis with finite element analysis for CSULB. 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
Quain, John R. (2016) Carmakers Employ Technology to Give Vehicles Well-Tuned Interiors. New York Times, 10 November.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cluver, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Cluver, 2011; Ware and Thomson, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Ware and Thomson, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Travis, Carleton, and Lauritsen, 2002)
  • 4 or more authors: (Nestola et al., 2018)

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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