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
Sohl, Frank (2010) Planetary science. Revealing Titan’s interior. Science (New York, N.Y.) 327, pp. 1338–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bliss, Tim, and Ralf Schoepfer (2004) Neuroscience. Controlling the ups and downs of synaptic strength. Science (New York, N.Y.) 304, pp. 973–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kolodner, Richard D., Christopher D. Putnam, and Kyungjae Myung (2002) Maintenance of genome stability in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Science (New York, N.Y.) 297, pp. 552–7.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Gandolfi, Barbara, Hasan Alhaddad, Shannon E. K. Joslin, Razib Khan, Serina Filler, Gottfried Brem, and Leslie A. Lyons (2013) A splice variant in KRT71 is associated with curly coat phenotype of Selkirk Rex cats. Scientific reports 3, p. 2000.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sheldrake, Philip (2014) The Spiritual City. (Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd).
An edited book
Mazzola, Guerino (2016) All About Music: The Complete Ontology: Realities, Semiotics, Communication, and Embodimentand Ed. Maria Mannone, Yan Pang, Margaret O’Brien, and Nathan Torunsky. Computational Music Science. (Cham: Springer International Publishing).
A chapter in an edited book
Cunningham, Ashley M., Patrick S. Rush, and Kristina A. Matkowskyj (2016) Pathologic Features of Primary Pancreatic Malignancies, in David Bentrem and Al B. Benson (eds), Gastrointestinal Malignancies, pp. 77–100. Cancer Treatment and Research. (Cham: Springer International Publishing).

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
Hamilton, Kristy (2016) Deadly Disease Can “Hide’ From A Tasmanian Devil’s Immune System. 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 (2007) Health Careers Opportunity Program: Process for Awarding Competitive Grants Included Independent Review. (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
Estep, Kimberly L. (2010) Outreach Communication by Grassroots Environmental Organizations: A Case Study. Doctoral dissertation, (Boca Raton, FL: Florida Atlantic 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
Paulson, Michael (2017) Michael Friedman, Co-Creator of ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,’ Dies at 41. New York Times, 10 September.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sohl, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Sohl, 2010; Bliss and Schoepfer, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Bliss and Schoepfer, 2004)
  • Three authors: (Kolodner, Putnam, and Myung, 2002)
  • 4 or more authors: (Gandolfi et al., 2013)

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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