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
Midgley, M., 2001. Being objective. Nature 410, 753.
A journal article with 2 authors
Oncescu, V., Erickson, D., 2013. High volumetric power density, non-enzymatic, glucose fuel cells. Sci. Rep. 3, 1226.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gollihar, J., Levy, M., Ellington, A.D., 2014. Biochemistry. Many paths to the origin of life. Science 343, 259–260.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Chen, J., Larochelle, S., Li, X., Suter, B., 2003. Xpd/Ercc2 regulates CAK activity and mitotic progression. Nature 424, 228–232.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Duggan, D., 2012. Enterprise Software Architecture and Design. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Dranoff, G. (Ed.), 2011. Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy, Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Lim, E.H.Y., Lee, R.S.T., 2007. iJADE InfoSeeker: On Using Intelligent Context-Aware Agents for Retrieving and Analyzing Chinese Web Articles, in: Lee, R.S.T., Loia, V. (Eds.), Computational Intelligence for Agent-Based Systems, Studies in Computational Intelligence. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 127–153.

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
Hale, T., 2015. The Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks TONIGHT - Here’s How To Watch [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, 1999. Year 2000 Computing Challenge: DEA Has Developed Plans and Established Controls for Business Continuity Planning (No. AIMD-00-8). 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
Kehoe, M.I., 2008. Tobacco control: A qualitative assessment of the perceptions and practices of nurse practitioners (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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
Marx, L., 2011. Amanda Pekoe and Christopher Lueck. New York Times ST13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Midgley, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Midgley, 2001; Oncescu and Erickson, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Oncescu and Erickson, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Chen 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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