How to format your references using the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research citation style
This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR). 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:
|Paperpile||The citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.|
|EndNote||Download the output style file|
|Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and others||The style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.|
|BibTeX||BibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.|
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.
Books and book chapters
Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.
Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research.
<div class="csl-left-margin">2014</div><div class="csl-right-inline">Exozodiacal Light Could Hinder Direct Imaging of Earth-Like Exoplanets. <i>IFLScience</i>. https://www.iflscience.com/space/exozodiacal-light-could-hinder-direct-imaging-earth-exoplanets/ (accessed October 30, 2018).</div>
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".
<div class="csl-left-margin">1997</div><div class="csl-right-inline"> <i>Federal Communications Commission: Broadcast Services, Television Broadcast Stations, and TV Transmission Standards</i>. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.</div>
Theses and dissertations
Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.
<div class="csl-left-margin">2017</div><div class="csl-right-inline"> <i>Input and Uptake in High School EFL Students’ Multiple-Draft Writing Process: A Case Study of a Taiwanese High School EFL Classroom</i>. Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University.</div>
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.
<div class="csl-left-margin">2012</div><div class="csl-right-inline"> Personal Finance Advice, Taken to the Woodshed. <i>New York Times</i> BU6.</div>
References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:
This sentence cites two references (Hernanz and Sala 2002; Koen 2003).
Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:
- Two authors: (Hernanz and Sala 2002)
- Three authors: (Nuth, Hill, and Kletetschka 2000)
- 4 or more authors: (Neutze et al. 2000)
About the journal
|Full journal title||Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research|