How to format your references using the Journal of Architectural Engineering citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Architectural Engineering. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Camerer, C. F. (2003). “Psychology and economics. Strategizing in the brain.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 300(5626), 1673–1675.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yen, H.-C. S., and Elledge, S. J. (2008). “Identification of SCF ubiquitin ligase substrates by global protein stability profiling.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 322(5903), 923–929.
A journal article with 3 authors
Falkowski, P. G., Fenchel, T., and Delong, E. F. (2008). “The microbial engines that drive Earth’s biogeochemical cycles.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 320(5879), 1034–1039.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Forbes, A. A., Powell, T. H. Q., Stelinski, L. L., Smith, J. J., and Feder, J. L. (2009). “Sequential sympatric speciation across trophic levels.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 323(5915), 776–779.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chitrapu, P. (2005). Wideband TDD. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Felsenthal, D. S., and Machover, M. (Eds.). (2012). Electoral Systems: Paradoxes, Assumptions, and Procedures. Studies in Choice and Welfare, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Nair, T. S., Sathye, M., Perumal, M., Applegate, C., and Sathye, S. (2014). “Indian Microfinance and Codes of Conduct Regulation: A Critical Examination.” Globalization and Standards: Issues and Challenges in Indian Business, India Studies in Business and Economics, K. Das, ed., Springer India, New Delhi, 103–120.

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 Journal of Architectural Engineering.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015). “The War On Feral Cats Will Need Many Different Weapons.” IFLScience, IFLScience (Oct. 30, 2018).


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). Quantitative Data Analysis: An Introduction. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Phelps-Hillen, J. L. (2017). “Institutional Review Boards and Writing Studies Research: A Justice-Oriented Study.” Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

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
(nyt), S. K. (2003). “World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Israeli Rabbi Visits.” New York Times, A6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Camerer 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Camerer 2003; Yen and Elledge 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Yen and Elledge 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Forbes et al. 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Architectural Engineering
AbbreviationJ. Archit. Eng.
ISSN (print)1076-0431
ISSN (online)1943-5568
ScopeVisual Arts and Performing Arts
Civil and Structural Engineering
Building and Construction

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