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
Kinder, D. R. (2006). Politics and the life cycle. Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5782), 1905–1908.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fang, J., & McCutchan, T. F. (2002). Thermoregulation in a parasite’s life cycle. Nature, 418(6899), 742.
A journal article with 3 authors
Nemecek, J. C., Wüthrich, M., & Klein, B. S. (2006). Global control of dimorphism and virulence in fungi. Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5773), 583–588.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Proverbio, A. M., Calbi, M., Manfredi, M., & Zani, A. (2014). Audio-visuomotor processing in the musician’s brain: an ERP study on professional violinists and clarinetists. Scientific Reports, 4, 5866.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Saguet, P. (2013). Numerical Analysis in Electromagnetics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Ghorpade, S. R. (2006). A Course in Calculus and Real Analysis (B. V. Limaye, Ed.). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
de Groote, P., & Winter, Y. (2015). A Type-Logical Account of Quantification in Event Semantics. In T. Murata, K. Mineshima, & D. Bekki (Eds.), New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence: JSAI-isAI 2014 Workshops, LENLS, JURISIN, and GABA, Kanagawa, Japan, October 27-28, 2014, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 53–65). 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, E. (2015, August 3). How Viruses Can Fool The Immune System. 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. (1973). U.S. Agencies Could Benefit by Better Management of ADP Activities of Government Contractors (B-115369). 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
Eggers, M. von. (2017). Searching for a Post-Jungian Psychophysical Reality in Recovery from Addiction [Doctoral dissertation]. Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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
Kenigsberg, B. (2017, February 16). You’re Killing Me Susana. New York Times, C13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kinder, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Fang & McCutchan, 2002; Kinder, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Fang & McCutchan, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Nemecek et al., 2006)
  • 6 or more authors: (Proverbio 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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