How to format your references using the International Journal of Housing Policy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Housing Policy. 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
Connolly, H. C., Jr. (2005). From stars to dust: looking into a circumstellar disk through chondritic meteorites. Science (New York, N.Y.), 307(5706), 75–76.
A journal article with 2 authors
Johnson, G. L., & Lapadat, R. (2002). Mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways mediated by ERK, JNK, and p38 protein kinases. Science (New York, N.Y.), 298(5600), 1911–1912.
A journal article with 3 authors
Parkin, S. S. P., Hayashi, M., & Thomas, L. (2008). Magnetic domain-wall racetrack memory. Science (New York, N.Y.), 320(5873), 190–194.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Kim, D. Y., Lai, T.-H., Lee, J. W., Manders, J. R., & So, F. (2014). Multi-spectral imaging with infrared sensitive organic light emitting diode. Scientific Reports, 4, 5946.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Nagasawa, M. (2015). Physical Chemistry of Polyelectrolyte Solutions: Advances in Chemical Physics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Demmig-Adams, B., Adams, W. W., & Mattoo, A. K. (Eds.). (2006). Photoprotection, Photoinhibition, Gene Regulation, and Environment (Vol. 21). Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Church, J. M. (2015). Norms, Rules and Sustainable Planning: Who Said What About Norms. In F. Mancebo & I. Sachs (Eds.), Transitions to Sustainability (pp. 55–62). 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 Housing Policy.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014, October 29). Five Science ‘Facts’ We Learnt At School That Are Plain Wrong. 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. (1992). Granite Sentry (IMTEC-92-84R). 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
Paaske, L. K. (2014). AVPV kisspeptin neurons mediate neuroprogesterone induction of the luteinizing hormone surge [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Lesch, D. W., & Gelvin, J. (2017, January 11). What has Assad won? New York Times, A10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Connolly, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Connolly, 2005; Johnson & Lapadat, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Johnson & Lapadat, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Parkin et al., 2008)
  • 6 or more authors: (Kim et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Journal of Housing Policy
AbbreviationEur. J. Hous. Pol.
ISSN (print)1461-6718
ISSN (online)1473-3269
ScopeManagement, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Geography, Planning and Development

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