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
Benabid, A.L., 2015. Neuroscience: spotlight on deep-brain stimulation. Nature 519, 299–300.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chen, E.H., Olson, E.N., 2005. Unveiling the mechanisms of cell-cell fusion. Science 308, 369–373.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kim, S., Wong, P., Coulombe, P.A., 2006. A keratin cytoskeletal protein regulates protein synthesis and epithelial cell growth. Nature 441, 362–365.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Grenon, S.M., Jeanne, M., Aguado-Zuniga, J., Conte, M.S., Hughes-Fulford, M., 2013. Effects of gravitational mechanical unloading in endothelial cells: association between caveolins, inflammation and adhesion molecules. Sci. Rep. 3, 1494.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Larrieu, N., Varet, A., 2014. Rapid Prototyping of Software for Avionics Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Gregerson, M.B. (Ed.), 2010. The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching, 1st ed. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Vukotic, A., Goodwill, J., 2011. Using Tomcat’s Manager Web Application, in: Goodwill, J. (Ed.), Apache Tomcat 7. Apress, Berkeley, CA, pp. 73–94.

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
Luntz, S., 2014. HIV Detected In “Cured” Mississippi Baby [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, 1994. Federal Motor Vehicles: Private and State Practices Can Improve Fleet Management (No. GGD-95-18). 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
Biermann, J.L., 2009. The distribution of Callinectes sapidus megalopae at the mouths of Chesapeake and Delaware Bays: Implications for larval ingress (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
Murphy, M.J.O., 2016. 20 Years Ago: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Was Reborn on TV. New York Times C29.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Benabid, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Benabid, 2015; Chen and Olson, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Chen and Olson, 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Grenon et al., 2013)

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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