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
Jarillo-Herrero, P. 2010. “Applied physics. Pulling apart molecular magnetism.” Science, 328 (5984): 1362–1363.
A journal article with 2 authors
Karner, D. B., and R. A. Muller. 2000. “PALEOCLIMATE: A Causality Problem for Milankovitch.” Science, 288 (5474): 2143–2144.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chevrier, V., F. Poulet, and J.-P. Bibring. 2007. “Early geochemical environment of Mars as determined from thermodynamics of phyllosilicates.” Nature, 448 (7149): 60–63.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Milo, R., S. Itzkovitz, N. Kashtan, R. Levitt, S. Shen-Orr, I. Ayzenshtat, M. Sheffer, and U. Alon. 2004. “Superfamilies of evolved and designed networks.” Science, 303 (5663): 1538–1542.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Panek, W., and T. Wentworth. 2010. Mastering Microsoft® Windows® 7 Administration. Indianapolis, IN, USA: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
An edited book
Bobenko, A. I. (Ed.). 2016. Advances in Discrete Differential Geometry. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Rauner, F., and R. Maclean. 2009. “Areas of TVET Research.” Handbook of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Research, F. Rauner and R. Maclean, eds., 157–610. Dordrecht: 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 Journal of Architectural Engineering.

Blog post
Andrew, E. 2015. “Dazzled By The Bright Southern Lights.” IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed October 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. 2013. Aviation: Status of DOT’s Actions to Address the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee’s Recommendations. 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
Huff, H. K. 2013. “Thumb Twiddle Glossolalia: The Soumage.” Doctoral dissertation. Long Beach, CA: 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
Koblin, J. 2016. “Emmys Seek Ratings Winner.” New York Times, September 15, 2016.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Jarillo-Herrero 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Jarillo-Herrero 2010; Karner and Muller 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Karner and Muller 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Milo et al. 2004)

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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