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
Garber, K., 2012. Genetics: Deep exploration. Nature 492, S56-7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Killingsworth, M.A., Gilbert, D.T., 2010. A wandering mind is an unhappy mind. Science 330, 932.
A journal article with 3 authors
Alford, R.A., Bradfield, K.S., Richards, S.J., 2007. Ecology: global warming and amphibian losses. Nature 447, E3-4; discussion E5-6.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Nicastro, D., Schwartz, C., Pierson, J., Gaudette, R., Porter, M.E., McIntosh, J.R., 2006. The molecular architecture of axonemes revealed by cryoelectron tomography. Science 313, 944–948.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stolarski, T.A., Tobe, S., 2000. Rolling Contacts. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Herrmann, G., Studley, M., Pearson, M., Conn, A., Melhuish, C., Witkowski, M., Kim, J.-H., Vadakkepat, P. (Eds.), 2012. Advances in Autonomous Robotics: Joint Proceedings of the 13th Annual TAROS Conference and the 15th Annual FIRA RoboWorld Congress, Bristol, UK, August 20-23, 2012, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Bigelow, T.A., Labyed, Y., 2013. Attenuation Compensation and Estimation, in: Mamou, J., Oelze, M.L. (Eds.), Quantitative Ultrasound in Soft Tissues. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 71–93.

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., 2017. A Brief History Of Unexpected Things Spiders Have Been Caught Eating [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/a-brief-history-of-unexpected-things-spiders-have-been-caught-eating/ (accessed 10.30.18).

Reports

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, 1973. Bureau of Indian Affairs Contracts for Automatic Data Processing Management Services, and for Development of a Management Information System at the Colorado River Indian Reservation (No. B-114868). 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
Baxter, V.P., 2013. Communitarian Leadership Practice Acquisition in Educational Leadership Preparation (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Vecsey, G., 2010. Nation of Individuals Sees Tennis Identity Fade. New York Times B13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Garber, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Garber, 2012; Killingsworth and Gilbert, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Killingsworth and Gilbert, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Nicastro et al., 2006)

About the journal

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

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