How to format your references using the Current Issues in Tourism citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Issues in Tourism. 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
Soled, S. (2015). CATALYSIS. Silica-supported catalysts get a new breath of life. Science (New York, N.Y.), 350(6265), 1171–1172.
A journal article with 2 authors
Morel, F. M. M., & Price, N. M. (2003). The biogeochemical cycles of trace metals in the oceans. Science (New York, N.Y.), 300(5621), 944–947.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wang, C., Shim, M., & Guyot-Sionnest, P. (2001). Electrochromic nanocrystal quantum dots. Science (New York, N.Y.), 291(5512), 2390–2392.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Hidvegi, T., Ewing, M., Hale, P., Dippold, C., Beckett, C., Kemp, C., Maurice, N., Mukherjee, A., Goldbach, C., Watkins, S., Michalopoulos, G., & Perlmutter, D. H. (2010). An autophagy-enhancing drug promotes degradation of mutant alpha1-antitrypsin Z and reduces hepatic fibrosis. Science (New York, N.Y.), 329(5988), 229–232.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Maini, A. K., & Agrawal, V. (2006). Satellite Technology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Patel-Schneider, P. F., Pan, Y., Hitzler, P., Mika, P., Zhang, L., Pan, J. Z., Horrocks, I., & Glimm, B. (Eds.). (2010). The Semantic Web – ISWC 2010: 9th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2010, Shanghai, China, November 7-11, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, Part II (Vol. 6497). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Nielsen, S. P. (2007). The Professional Situation and Training of Vocational Teachers in Denmark. In P. Grollmann & F. Rauner (Eds.), International Perspectives on Teachers and Lecturers in Technical and Vocational Education (pp. 77–96). 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 Current Issues in Tourism.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, January 13). Anti-Science Senator Will Oversee Committee Covering NASA and Science Funding. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (2017). Surface Transportation: A Comprehensive Plan Could Facilitate Implementation of a National Performance Management Approach (GAO-17-638). 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
Angervil, G. (2017). Administrative Discretion in Public Policy Implementation: The Case of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) [Doctoral dissertation]. 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
Hamilton, J. M., & Kosar, K. R. (2016, December 12). All the President’s Propaganda. New York Times, A21.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Soled, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Morel & Price, 2003; Soled, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Morel & Price, 2003)
  • Three authors: (Wang et al., 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Hidvegi et al., 2010)

About the journal

Full journal titleCurrent Issues in Tourism
AbbreviationCurr. Issues Tourism
ISSN (print)1368-3500
ISSN (online)1747-7603
ScopeTourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
Geography, Planning and Development

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