How to format your references using the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Inter-Asia Cultural Studies. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Kessler, Rebecca. 2014. “Prevention: Air of Danger.” Nature 509 (7502): S62-3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Genet, C., and T. W. Ebbesen. 2007. “Light in Tiny Holes.” Nature 445 (7123): 39–46.
A journal article with 3 authors
Butterworth, Brian, Sashank Varma, and Diana Laurillard. 2011. “Dyscalculia: From Brain to Education.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 332 (6033): 1049–1053.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Zhou, Qiao, Juliana Brown, Andrew Kanarek, Jayaraj Rajagopal, and Douglas A. Melton. 2008. “In Vivo Reprogramming of Adult Pancreatic Exocrine Cells to Beta-Cells.” Nature 455 (7213): 627–632.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Murthy, D. N. Prabhakar, Matti Kurvinen, and Ilkka Töyrylä. 2016. Warranty Fraud Management: Reducing Fraud and Other Excess Costs in Warranty and Service Operations. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Buckley, James J. 2006. Simulating Continuous Fuzzy Systems. Edited by Leonard J. Jowers. Vol. 188. Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Quang, Nguyen Phung, and Jörg-Andreas Dittrich. 2008. “Dynamic Current Feedback Control for Fast Torque Impression in Drive Systems.” In Vector Control of Three-Phase AC Machines: System Development in the Practice, edited by Jörg-Andreas Dittrich, 143–183. Power Systems. 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 Inter-Asia Cultural Studies.

Blog post
Andrew, Elise. 2014. “New Gel Could Prevent HIV Infection Hours After Sex.” 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. 1994. Use of Corps Electronic Signature System. AIMD-94-179R. 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
Berkowitz, Evan Scott. 2013. “Some Novel Phenomena at High Density.” Doctoral dissertation, College Park, MD: University of Maryland, College Park.

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
Vecsey, George. 2010. “Super Bowl Champion Jets Ignited A Sporting Revival in the Big Town.” New York Times, January 24.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kessler 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Kessler 2014; Genet and Ebbesen 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Genet and Ebbesen 2007)
  • Three authors: (Butterworth, Varma, and Laurillard 2011)
  • 4 or more authors: (Zhou et al. 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleInter-Asia Cultural Studies
ISSN (print)1464-9373
ISSN (online)1469-8447
ScopeCultural Studies

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