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
Knight, J. C. (2003). Photonic crystal fibres. Nature, 424(6950), 847–851.
A journal article with 2 authors
Keklikoglou, I., & De Palma, M. (2014). Cancer: Metastasis risk after anti-macrophage therapy. Nature, 515(7525), 46–47.
A journal article with 3 authors
Syntichaki, P., Topalidou, I., & Thireos, G. (2000). The Gcn5 bromodomain co-ordinates nucleosome remodelling. Nature, 404(6776), 414–417.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Prakash, B., Praefcke, G. J., Renault, L., Wittinghofer, A., & Herrmann, C. (2000). Structure of human guanylate-binding protein 1 representing a unique class of GTP-binding proteins. Nature, 403(6769), 567–571.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Klir, G. J. (2005). Uncertainty and Information. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Yonekawa, Y., Keller, E., Sakurai, Y., & Tsukahara, T. (Eds.). (2005). New Trends of Surgery for Stroke and its Perioperative Management (Vol. 94). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Tatbul, N., Ahmad, Y., Çetintemel, U., Hwang, J.-H., Xing, Y., & Zdonik, S. (2008). Load Management and High Availability in the Borealis Distributed Stream Processing Engine. In S. Nittel, A. Labrinidis, & A. Stefanidis (Eds.), GeoSensor Networks: Second International Conference, GSN 2006, Boston, MA, USA, October 1-3, 2006, Revised Selected and Invited Papers (pp. 66–85). Springer.

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
Hale, T. (2016, December 5). Three Deer Were Found In The Belly Of This Burmese Python In Florida. 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. (1988). Tactical Airlift: Observations Concerning the Air Force’s C-27 Proposal (NSIAD-88-124). 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
Duley, L. A. (2012). A Qualitative Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experiences of Women Remaining in Abusive Relationships [Doctoral dissertation]. Northcentral University.

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

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Knight, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Keklikoglou & De Palma, 2014; Knight, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Keklikoglou & De Palma, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Syntichaki et al., 2000)
  • 6 or more authors: (Prakash et al., 2000)

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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