How to format your references using the International Archives of Science and Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Archives of Science and Technology. 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
J.W. Honour. The fight for fair play. Nature 2004, 430 (6996), 143–144.
A journal article with 2 authors
F.-J. Müller, A. Schuppert. Few inputs can reprogram biological networks. Nature 2011, 478 (7369), E4; discussion E4-5.
A journal article with 3 authors
L. Wang, D. Baade, F. Patat. Spectropolarimetric diagnostics of thermonuclear supernova explosions. Science 2007, 315 (5809), 212–214.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
M.E. Larkum, T. Nevian, M. Sandler, A. Polsky, J. Schiller. Synaptic integration in tuft dendrites of layer 5 pyramidal neurons: a new unifying principle. Science 2009, 325 (5941), 756–760.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
S.N. Koch, S.M.F. Torres, D.C. Plumb. Canine and Feline Dermatology Drug Handbook; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK, 2012.
An edited book
J.R. Azambuja. Hybrid Fault Tolerance Techniques to Detect Transient Faults in Embedded Processors; Kastensmidt, F., Becker, J., Eds.; Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
N. Kurita. The Long-Term Effects of Political Socialization During Late-1960s Student Protest. In East Asian Social Movements: Power, Protest, and Change in a Dynamic Region; Broadbent, J., Brockman, V., Eds.; Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies; Springer, New York, NY, 2011; pp 99–112.

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 International Archives of Science and Technology.

Blog post
E. Andrew. Curiosity Snaps A Blue Sunset On Mars (accessed Oct 30, 2018).


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. Public Transportation: Federal Role in Value Capture Strategies for Transit Is Limited, but Additional Guidance Could Help Clarify Policies; GAO-10-781; U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2010.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
P.M. Blumenthal. Local Land Use Regulatory Regimes and Residential Development Outcomes: An Analysis of Subdivision Review in Four Counties in the DC Region. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2014.

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
S. Erlanger, J. Kanter. Starting British Election Campaign, May Warns of E.U. Meddling. New York Times. May 3, 2017, p A6.

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 titleInternational Archives of Science and Technology
ISSN (print)2347-8853

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