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
Wicherts, J.M., 2011. Psychology must learn a lesson from fraud case. Nature 480, 7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Amico, G., Aizen, M.A., 2000. Mistletoe seed dispersal by a marsupial. Nature 408, 929–930.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pan, Z.W., Dai, Z.R., Wang, Z.L., 2001. Nanobelts of semiconducting oxides. Science 291, 1947–1949.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Matzuk, M.M., Burns, K.H., Viveiros, M.M., Eppig, J.J., 2002. Intercellular communication in the mammalian ovary: oocytes carry the conversation. Science 296, 2178–2180.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cousley, R.R.J., 2013. The Orthodontic Mini-Implant Clinical Handbook. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, West Sussex UK.
An edited book
Wang, C. (Ed.), 2009. AccessNets: Third International Conference on Access Networks, AccessNets 2008, Las Vegas, NV, USA, October 15-17, 2008. Revised Papers, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Shivanna, K.R., Tandon, R., 2014. Pollen Biology, in: Tandon, R. (Ed.), Reproductive Ecology of Flowering Plants: A Manual. Springer India, New Delhi, pp. 35–50.

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
Andrew, E., 2016. A New State Of Matter: Quantum Spin Liquids Explained [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, 2001. Internal Revenue Service: Results of Review of IRS Spending for Business Systems Modernization (No. GAO-01-920). 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
Deshotel, M.W., 2017. Enhancing Undergraduate Water Resources Engineering Education Using Data and Modeling Resources Situated in Real-world Ecosystems: Design Principles and Challenges for Scaling and Sustainability (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
Kenigsberg, B., 2017. In the Shadow of Buildings and Ozu. New York Times C6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wicherts, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Amico and Aizen, 2000; Wicherts, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Amico and Aizen, 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Matzuk et al., 2002)

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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