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
Zharkov, D. (2000). Wise fool left Hussars for career in science admin. Nature, 406(6796), 560.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kmita, M., & Duboule, D. (2003). Organizing axes in time and space; 25 years of colinear tinkering. Science (New York, N.Y.), 301(5631), 331–333.
A journal article with 3 authors
Prahlad, V., Cornelius, T., & Morimoto, R. I. (2008). Regulation of the cellular heat shock response in Caenorhabditis elegans by thermosensory neurons. Science (New York, N.Y.), 320(5877), 811–814.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
van Mameren, J., Modesti, M., Kanaar, R., Wyman, C., Peterman, E. J. G., & Wuite, G. J. L. (2009). Counting RAD51 proteins disassembling from nucleoprotein filaments under tension. Nature, 457(7230), 745–748.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Toutain, L., & Minaburo, A. (2013). Local Networks and the Internet. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Vinken, H., Nishimura, Y., White, B. L. J., & Deguchi, M. (Eds.). (2010). Civic Engagement in Contemporary Japan: Established and Emerging Repertoires. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Carrothers, T. J., Hodge, F. L., Korsan, R. J., Poland, W. B., & Dykstra, K. H. (2011). Decision-Making in Drug Development: Application of a Clinical Utility IndexSM. In H. H. C. Kimko & C. C. Peck (Eds.), Clinical Trial Simulations: Applications and Trends (pp. 85–107). New York, NY: 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
Andrew, D. (2017, May 31). Growing Use Of Smart Drugs By Students Could Be A Recipe For Disaster. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (2017). Vehicle Data Privacy: Industry and Federal Efforts Under Way but NHTSA Needs to Define Its Role (No. GAO-17-656). Washington, DC: 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
Amini, B. (2015). Linear Matrix Inequality Method for Periodic Systems (Doctoral dissertation). Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

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
Novick, S. M. (2016, March 27). A Brasserie With an Irreverent Side. New York Times, p. LI5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Zharkov, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Kmita & Duboule, 2003; Zharkov, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Kmita & Duboule, 2003)
  • Three authors: (Prahlad, Cornelius, & Morimoto, 2008)
  • 6 or more authors: (van Mameren et al., 2009)

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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