How to format your references using the International Journal of Adolescence and Youth citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Adolescence and Youth. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Trivedi, B. P. (2012). Neuroscience: hardwired for taste. Nature, 486(7403), S7-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Clausen, S., & Smith, A. B. (2005). Palaeoanatomy and biological affinities of a Cambrian deuterostome (Stylophora). Nature, 438(7066), 351–354.
A journal article with 3 authors
Furey, M. L., Pietrini, P., & Haxby, J. V. (2000). Cholinergic enhancement and increased selectivity of perceptual processing during working memory. Science (New York, N.Y.), 290(5500), 2315–2319.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Daou, R., Chang, J., Leboeuf, D., Cyr-Choinière, O., Laliberté, F., Doiron-Leyraud, N., Ramshaw, B. J., Liang, R., Bonn, D. A., Hardy, W. N., & Taillefer, L. (2010). Broken rotational symmetry in the pseudogap phase of a high-T(c) superconductor. Nature, 463(7280), 519–522.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bunnell, T. (2016). From World City to the World in One City. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Lulle, A. (2016). Ageing, Gender, and Labour Migration (R. King, Ed.). Palgrave Macmillan US.
A chapter in an edited book
Shtukenberg, A., & Punin, Y. O. (2007). Heterogeneous Crystals. In Y. O. Punin & B. Kahr (Eds.), Optically Anomalous Crystals (pp. 163–200). Springer Netherlands.

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 Adolescence and Youth.

Blog post
Hale, T. (2015, November 3). Green Fireballs Spotted In The Skies Above Poland And Thailand. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (1993). Test and Evaluation: DOD Has Been Slow In Improving Testing of Software-Intensive Systems (NSIAD-93-198). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Liang, C.-C. (2013). Fate of bacterial and viral indicators in an advanced wastewater treatment plant [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Maryland, College Park.

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. (2013, March 24). In Snowstorm, U.S. Finds Remedy For a Cold Spell. New York Times, SP9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Trivedi, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Clausen & Smith, 2005; Trivedi, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Clausen & Smith, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Furey et al., 2000)
  • 6 or more authors: (Daou et al., 2010)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Journal of Adolescence and Youth
AbbreviationInt. J. Adolesc. Youth
ISSN (print)0267-3843
ISSN (online)2164-4527
ScopeHealth(social science)

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