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
Tesche, C. 2000. QUANTUM MECHANICS: Enhanced: Schrodinger’s Cat Is Out of the Hat. Science (New York, N.Y.) 290: 720–721.
A journal article with 2 authors
Taylor, R. C., and M. J. Ryan. 2013. Interactions of multisensory components perceptually rescue túngara frog mating signals. Science (New York, N.Y.) 341: 273–274.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kagawa, F., K. Miyagawa, and K. Kanoda. 2005. Unconventional critical behaviour in a quasi-two-dimensional organic conductor. Nature 436: 534–537.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Zhang, Xuejing, Wenbo Mi, Xiaocha Wang, Yingchun Cheng, and Udo Schwingenschlögl. 2014. The interface between Gd and monolayer MoS2: a first-principles study. Scientific reports 4: 7368.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ibrahim, Mohamed A. 2011. Disturbance Analysis for Power Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Kendall, Michael, and Brian Samways, ed. 2008. Learning to Live in the Knowledge Society: IFIP 20th World Computer Congress, IFIP TC 3 ED-L2L Conference September 7–10, 2008, Milano, Italy. Vol. 281. IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing. Boston, MA: Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Juyumaya, Jesús, and Sofia Lambropoulou. 2011. An Adelic Extension of the Jones Polynomial. In The Mathematics of Knots: Theory and Application, ed. Markus Banagl and Denis Vogel, 125–142. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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
Andrew, Elise. 2015. Blind Man Now Able To See Shapes Thanks To Bionic Eye. IFLScience. IFLScience. March 2.


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. 2008. Public Transportation: Improvements Are Needed to More Fully Assess Predicted Impacts of New Starts Projects. GAO-08-844. 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
Chiu, Yen-Yen L. 2012. Multicultural educational policies: A correlational investigation of cultural competencies and feelings of inclusion. Doctoral dissertation, Phoenix, AZ: University of Phoenix.

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
Herrman, John. 2017. Full Disclosure. New York Times, February 6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Tesche 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Tesche 2000; Taylor and Ryan 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Taylor and Ryan 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhang 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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