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
Reimer, P. J. 2001. “Archaeology. A New Twist in the Radiocarbon Tale.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 294 (5551): 2494–2495.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shorter, James, and Susan Lindquist. 2004. “Hsp104 Catalyzes Formation and Elimination of Self-Replicating Sup35 Prion Conformers.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 304 (5678): 1793–1797.
A journal article with 3 authors
Silva-Santos, Bruno, Daniel J. Pennington, and Adrian C. Hayday. 2005. “Lymphotoxin-Mediated Regulation of Gammadelta Cell Differentiation by Alphabeta T Cell Progenitors.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 307 (5711): 925–928.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Saito, Fumiji, Kouyuki Hirayasu, Takeshi Satoh, Christian W. Wang, John Lusingu, Takao Arimori, Kyoko Shida, et al. 2018. “Corrigendum: Immune Evasion of Plasmodium Falciparum by RIFIN via Inhibitory Receptors.” Nature 554 (7693): 554.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Goudon, Thierry. 2016. Mathematics for Modeling and Scientific Computing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Escobar, Pedro F., and Tommaso Falcone, eds. 2014. Atlas of Single-Port, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Surgery: A Practical Approach in Gynecology. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Andrews, Mitchell, Hamid Seddighi, Simon Hodge, Bruce A. McKenzie, and Shyam S. Yadav. 2010. “Consequences of Predicted Climatic Changes on International Trade in Cool Season Grain Legume Crops.” In Climate Change and Management of Cool Season Grain Legume Crops, edited by Shyam Singh Yadav and Robert Redden, 87–97. Dordrecht: 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 Inter-Asia Cultural Studies.

Blog post
Andrew, Danielle. 2016. “How Brain Implants Can Let Paralysed People Move Again.” 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. 1987. Railroad Regulation: Competitive Access and Its Effects on Selected Railroads and Shippers. RCED-87-109. 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
Dolan, Daniel J. 2017. “Structural Evolution of Martin Crater Thaumasia Planum, Mars.” Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach.

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. “‘Mixed Results’ for U.S.; Uncertain Future for Coach.” New York Times, June 29.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Reimer 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Reimer 2001; Shorter and Lindquist 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Shorter and Lindquist 2004)
  • Three authors: (Silva-Santos, Pennington, and Hayday 2005)
  • 4 or more authors: (Saito et al. 2018)

About the journal

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

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