How to format your references using the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Accounting Information Systems. 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
Stehr, N., 2015. Climate policy: Democracy is not an inconvenience. Nature 525, 449–450.
A journal article with 2 authors
Debenedetti, P.G., Stillinger, F.H., 2001. Supercooled liquids and the glass transition. Nature 410, 259–267.
A journal article with 3 authors
Fowler, J.H., Johnson, T., Smirnov, O., 2005. Human behaviour: Egalitarian motive and altruistic punishment. Nature 433, 1 p following 32; discussion following 32.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Mangeat, B., Turelli, P., Caron, G., Friedli, M., Perrin, L., Trono, D., 2003. Broad antiretroviral defence by human APOBEC3G through lethal editing of nascent reverse transcripts. Nature 424, 99–103.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Brook, M.V., 2011. Ultrasonic Inspection Technology Development and Search Unit Design. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Franch, X., Soffer, P. (Eds.), 2013. Advanced Information Systems Engineering Workshops: CAiSE 2013 International Workshops, Valencia, Spain, June 17-21, 2013. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Roger, M., 2013. Broadband Noise from Lifting Surfaces Analytical Modeling and Experimental Validation, in: Camussi, R. (Ed.), Noise Sources in Turbulent Shear Flows: Fundamentals and Applications, CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences. Springer, Vienna, pp. 289–344.

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 Journal of Accounting Information Systems.

Blog post
Taub, B., 2016. More American Grandparents Are Using Marijuana Than Ever Before [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 2007. Intermodal Transportation: DOT Could Take Further Actions to Address Intermodal Barriers (No. GAO-07-718). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Cheung, M., 2010. An integrated change model in project management (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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, D.A., 2006. Buy an ID Card and Forget About the Line. New York Times 56.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Stehr, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Debenedetti and Stillinger, 2001; Stehr, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Debenedetti and Stillinger, 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Mangeat et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Journal of Accounting Information Systems
AbbreviationInt. J. Acc. Inf. Syst.
ISSN (print)1467-0895
Management Information Systems
Information Systems and Management

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