How to format your references using the Journal of Chinese Studies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Chinese Studies. 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
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Redfield S (2012) Astronomy. Gathering interstellar gas. Science 336:1243–1244
A journal article with 2 authors
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Cane MA, Molnar P (2001) Closing of the Indonesian seaway as a precursor to east African aridification around 3-4 million years ago. Nature 411:157–162
A journal article with 3 authors
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Brosco V, Ying Z-J, Lorenzana J (2013) Exact exchange-correlation potential of an ionic Hubbard model with a free surface. Sci Rep 3:2172
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Kunjithapatham R, Karthikeyan S, Geschwind J-F, et al (2014) Reversal of anchorage-independent multicellular spheroid into a monolayer mimics a metastatic model. Sci Rep 4:6816

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Kovalenko NP, Krasny YP, Krey U (2005) Physics of Amorphous Metals. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG
An edited book
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Mizuno K, Takano M (2015) Coronary Angioscopy. Springer Japan, Tokyo
A chapter in an edited book
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Ni W, Wu W (2014) A Message Efficient Intersection Control Algorithm Based on VANETs. In: Hsu RC-H, Wang S (eds) Internet of Vehicles – Technologies and Services: First International Conference, IOV, Beijing, China, September 1-3, 2014. Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 31–41

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 Chinese Studies.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) Deadly Gamma-Ray Burst Could Have Triggered A Mass Extinction On Earth. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/deadly-gamma-ray-burst-could-have-triggered-mass-extinction-earth/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office (1988) ADP Budget: Trends in SSA’s Information Technology Systems Budget. 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
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Thompson AJ (2003) Textiles as Indicators of Hopewellian Culture Burial Practices. Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State 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
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Williams J (2017) Reading by Numbers. New York Times BR4

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Chinese Studies
AbbreviationJ. Chin. Stud.
ISSN (online)2199-868X
Scope

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