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
Evans, N. R. (2000) ASTRONOMY: Don’t We Already Know Everything About Polaris? Science (New York, N.Y.) 289, pp. 1888–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lee, Gregory M., and Charles S. Craik (2009) Trapping moving targets with small molecules. Science (New York, N.Y.) 324, pp. 213–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mignot, Tâm, John P. Merlie Jr, and David R. Zusman (2005) Regulated pole-to-pole oscillations of a bacterial gliding motility protein. Science (New York, N.Y.) 310, pp. 855–7.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Rohwer, Timm, Stefan Hellmann, Martin Wiesenmayer, Christian Sohrt, Ankatrin Stange, Bartosz Slomski, Adra Carr, et al. (2011) Collapse of long-range charge order tracked by time-resolved photoemission at high momenta. Nature 471, pp. 490–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bech, Søren, and Nick Zacharov (2006) Perceptual Audio Evaluation-Theory, Method and Application. (Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd).
An edited book
Cao, Longbing, ed. (2009) Data Mining and Multi-agent Integration. (Boston, MA: Springer US).
A chapter in an edited book
Bodvarsson, Örn B., and Hendrik Van den Berg (2013) The Effects of Immigration on the Destination Economy: The Theory, in Hendrik Van den Berg (ed.), The Economics of Immigration: Theory and Policy, pp. 109–34. (New York, NY: 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
Carpineti, Chris (2017) The Extent Of Winter Ice At The Poles In 2017 Is Deeply Disturbing. 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 (1997) Telecommunications Management: More Effort Needed by Interior and the Forest Service to Achieve Savings. (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
Vega Aguirre, Jorge Carlos (2008) Study of small business leadership as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Doctoral dissertation, (Phoenix, AZ: University of Phoenix).

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
Billard, Mary (2010) Built Upon A Link Worth Noting. New York Times, 6 May.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Evans, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Evans, 2000; Lee and Craik, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Lee and Craik, 2009)
  • Three authors: (Mignot, Merlie, and Zusman, 2005)
  • 4 or more authors: (Rohwer et al., 2011)

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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