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
Holdsworth, Robert E. (2004) Planetary science. Weak faults--rotten cores. Science (New York, N.Y.) 303, pp. 181–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kruse, Ethan, and Eric Agol (2014) KOI-3278: a self-lensing binary star system. Science (New York, N.Y.) 344, pp. 275–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dubilier, Nicole, Margaret McFall-Ngai, and Liping Zhao (2015) Microbiology: Create a global microbiome effort. Nature 526, pp. 631–4.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Saba, M., T. A. Pasquini, C. Sanner, Y. Shin, W. Ketterle, and D. E. Pritchard (2005) Light scattering to determine the relative phase of two Bose-Einstein condensates. Science (New York, N.Y.) 307, pp. 1945–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Plumb, John A., and Larry A. Hanson (2010) Health Maintenance and Principal Microbial Diseases of Cultured Fishes. (Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell).
An edited book
Gustafson, J. P., J. Taylor, and G. Stacey, eds (2008) Genomics of Disease. Stadler Genetics Symposia Series. (New York, NY: Springer).
A chapter in an edited book
Looney, David, Preben Kidmose, and Danilo P. Mandic (2014) Ear-EEG: User-Centered and Wearable BCI, in Christoph Guger, Brendan Allison, and E. C. Leuthardt (eds), Brain-Computer Interface Research: A State-of-the-Art Summary -2, pp. 41–50. Biosystems & Biorobotics. (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
Fang, Janet (2015) Bones of Gorilla-Sized Lemur Found in Underwater Graveyard. 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 (1990) FAA Encountering Problems in Acquiring Major Automated Systems. (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
Harris, Arlene E. (2017) A quantitative study of the impact of CFO and auditor turnover on internal control weaknesses. Doctoral dissertation, (Minneapolis, MN: Capella 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
Wagner, James (2016) Mets’ Hobbled Rotation Takes Another Big Hit Before a Loss to the Nationals. New York Times, 3 September.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Holdsworth, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Holdsworth, 2004; Kruse and Agol, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Kruse and Agol, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Dubilier, McFall-Ngai, and Zhao, 2015)
  • 4 or more authors: (Saba et al., 2005)

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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