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
Braun, Douglas C. 2012. Comment on “Detection of emerging sunspot regions in the solar interior.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 336: 296; author reply 296.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hoshi, E., and J. Tanji. 2000. Integration of target and body-part information in the premotor cortex when planning action. Nature 408: 466–470.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sackmann, Eric K., Anna L. Fulton, and David J. Beebe. 2014. The present and future role of microfluidics in biomedical research. Nature 507: 181–189.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Bao, H., M. H. Thiemens, J. Farquhar, D. A. Campbell, C. C. Lee, K. Heine, and D. B. Loope. 2000. Anomalous 17O compositions in massive sulphate deposits on the Earth. Nature 406: 176–178.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
English, James F. 2012. The Global Future of English Studies. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Tymieniecka, Anna-Teresa, ed. 2005. The Enigma of Good and Evil; The Moral Sentiment in Literature. Vol. 85. Analecta Husserliana, The Yearbook of Phenomenological Research. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Pánek, Tomáš, and Veronika Kapustová. 2016. Long-Term Geomorphological History of the Czech Republic. In Landscapes and Landforms of the Czech Republic, ed. Tomáš Pánek and Jan Hradecký, 29–39. World Geomorphological Landscapes. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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. These Trees Could Protect Against Wildfires. IFLScience. IFLScience. September 3.


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. 2006. Next Generation Air Transportation System: Preliminary Analysis of the Joint Planning and Development Office’s Planning, Progress, and Challenges. GAO-06-574T. 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
Lauper, April Renee. 2009. Effects of leadership training and networking opportunities on professional advancement: A quantitative study. 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
Cooper, Michael. 2017. Listen In, With the Bird Man of Classical. New York Times, May 12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Braun 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Hoshi and Tanji 2000; Braun 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Hoshi and Tanji 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Bao et al. 2000)

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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