How to format your references using the Journal of East Asian Linguistics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of East Asian Linguistics. 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
Giomataris, Ioannis. 2010. Georges Charpak (1924-2010). Nature 467: 1048.
A journal article with 2 authors
Dickinson, Janis L., and Walter D. Koenig. 2003. Ecology and evolution. Desperately seeking similarity. Science (New York, N.Y.) 300: 1887–1889.
A journal article with 3 authors
Brennan, Matthew D., Raymond Cheong, and Andre Levchenko. 2012. Systems biology. How information theory handles cell signaling and uncertainty. Science (New York, N.Y.) 338: 334–335.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Hudson, Amanda L., Chris Weir, Elizabeth Moon, Rozelle Harvie, Sonja Klebe, Stephen J. Clarke, Nick Pavlakis, and Viive M. Howell. 2014. Establishing a panel of chemo-resistant mesothelioma models for investigating chemo-resistance and identifying new treatments for mesothelioma. Scientific reports 4: 6152.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hoschette, John A. 2010. The Engineer’s Career Guide. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Billari, Francesco C., Thomas Fent, Alexia Prskawetz, and Jürgen Scheffran, ed. 2006. Agent-Based Computational Modelling: Applications in Demography, Social, Economic and Environmental Sciences. Contributions to Economics. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag HD.
A chapter in an edited book
Folmer, Margaretha. 2007. A Jewish Childbirth Amulet for a Girl. In Studies in Hebrew Literature and Jewish Culture: Presented to Albert van der Heide on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday, ed. Martin F. J. Baasten and Reinier Munk, 41–56. 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 East Asian Linguistics.

Blog post
Luntz, Stephen. 2016. Organic Molecules That Glow At Room Temperature Make Energy-Efficient Lights. IFLScience. IFLScience. October 14.


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. 2016. Genetically Engineered Crops: USDA Needs to Enhance Oversight and Better Understand Impacts of Unintended Mixing with Other Crops. GAO-16-241. 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
Hogue, Myrna L. 2012. A Case Study of Perspectives on Building School and Community Partnerships. Doctoral dissertation, Tampa, FL: University of South Florida.

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
Crow, Kelly. 2000. Pool, Gym or a Bit of Both? Neighbors Mull the Options. New York Times, December 31.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Giomataris 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Dickinson and Koenig 2003; Giomataris 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Dickinson and Koenig 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Hudson et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of East Asian Linguistics
AbbreviationJ. East Asian Ling.
ISSN (print)0925-8558
ISSN (online)1572-8560
ScopeLanguage and Linguistics
History and Philosophy of Science
Linguistics and Language

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