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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Wu F (2014) Perspective: time to face the fungal threat. Nature 516:S7
A journal article with 2 authors
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Hofmann HA, Stevenson PA (2000) Flight restores fight in crickets. Nature 403:613
A journal article with 3 authors
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Jacque J-M, Triques K, Stevenson M (2002) Modulation of HIV-1 replication by RNA interference. Nature 418:435–438
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Husnjak K, Elsasser S, Zhang N, et al (2008) Proteasome subunit Rpn13 is a novel ubiquitin receptor. Nature 453:481–488

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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Maloberti F (2011) Understanding Microelectronics. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
An edited book
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Zhou Z-R (2013) Dental Biotribology. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
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Mac an Airchinnigh M (2010) Let Me Tell You Something about (Y)our Culture? In: Kurbanoğlu S, Al U, Lepon Erdoğan P, et al (eds) Technological Convergence and Social Networks in Information Management: Second International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World, IMCW 2010, Ankara, Turkey, September 22-24, 2010. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 31–44

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) Biggest Misconceptions About The Universe Explained. In: IFLScience. 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 (2012) Emergency Communications: Various Challenges Likely to Slow Implementation of a Public Safety Broadband Network. 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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Gifford SC (2013) (Re)making men, representing the Caribbean nation: Authorial individuation in works by Fred D’aguiar, Robert Antoni, and Marlon James. Doctoral dissertation, Florida Atlantic 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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Walsh MW (2015) Major Changes in Rhode Island Pension Overhaul. New York Times B6

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
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