How to format your references using the East Asian Archives of Psychiatry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for East Asian Archives of Psychiatry. 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
Butterworth J. Particle physics: Beyond the Higgs. Nature. 2012 Aug 30;488(7413):581–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Eroglu C, Barres BA. Regulation of synaptic connectivity by glia. Nature. 2010 Nov 11;468(7321):223–31.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bai G, Zhang Y, Hao J. Tuning of near-infrared luminescence of SrTiO3:Ni2+ thin films grown on piezoelectric PMN-PT via strain engineering. Sci Rep. 2014 Jul 17;4:5724.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Bussey DBJ, Fristad KE, Schenk PM, Robinson MS, Spudis PD. Planetary science: constant illumination at the lunar north pole. Nature. 2005 Apr 14;434(7035):842.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wright D. Using Commercial Contracts. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
Konstantinides SV, editor. Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2007. XII, 271 p. 63 illus. (Contemporary Cardiology).
A chapter in an edited book
Shao L, Lu J, Shi M. Miscellaneous Analogs. In: Lu J, Shi M, editors. Chemical Transformations of Vinylidenecyclopropanes. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. p. 55–67. (SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science).

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 East Asian Archives of Psychiatry.

Blog post
Andrew E. Grand Canyon Gray Wolf May Have Been Shot Dead [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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. Tax Systems Modernization: Private Sector Modernization Efforts IRS May Want to Examine. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991 Sep. Report No.: GGD-91-133FS.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Clement TE. The makings of digital modernism: Rereading Gertrude Stein’s “The Making of Americans” and poetry by Elsa von Freytag -Loringhoven [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 2009.

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
Kelly C. Doing Business In Small Quarters. New York Times. 2000 Nov 5;14WC8.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

This sentence cites one reference 1.
This sentence cites two references 1,2.
This sentence cites four references 1–4.

About the journal

Full journal titleEast Asian Archives of Psychiatry
AbbreviationEast Asian Arch. Psychiatry
ISSN (print)2078-9947
ISSN (online)2224-7041
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Psychiatry and Mental health

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