How to format your references using the Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Percy, A. K. (2013). Neuroscience. Path to treat Rett syndrome. Science (New York, N.Y.), 342(6156), 318–320.
A journal article with 2 authors
Simonson, A. B., & Lake, J. A. (2002). The transorientation hypothesis for codon recognition during protein synthesis. Nature, 416(6878), 281–285.
A journal article with 3 authors
Williams-Guillén, K., Perfecto, I., & Vandermeer, J. (2008). Bats limit insects in a neotropical agroforestry system. Science (New York, N.Y.), 320(5872), 70.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Fumagalli, L., Esfandiar, A., Fabregas, R., Hu, S., Ares, P., Janardanan, A., Yang, Q., Radha, B., Taniguchi, T., Watanabe, K., Gomila, G., Novoselov, K. S., & Geim, A. K. (2018). Anomalously low dielectric constant of confined water. Science (New York, N.Y.), 360(6395), 1339–1342.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Weinberg, M. A., Segelnick, S. L., Insler, J. S., & Kramer, S. (2015). The Dentist’s Quick Guide to Medical Conditions. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Kondo, K., Akolkar, R. N., Barkey, D. P., & Yokoi, M. (Eds.). (2014). Copper Electrodeposition for Nanofabrication of Electronics Devices. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Ting, T. C. T. (2005). Explicit Secular Equations for Surface Waves in an Anisotropic Elastic Half-Space from Rayleigh to Today. In R. V. Goldstein & G. A. Maugin (Eds.), Surface Waves in Anisotropic and Laminated Bodies and Defects Detection (pp. 95–116). 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 International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation.

Blog post
Luntz, S. (2014, March 21). Star Survives Supernova. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (1994). Telecommunications: Status of Research on the Safety of Cellular Telephones (RCED-95-32). 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
Dhantole, G. (2014). Evaluating provision of healthcare system in the U.S [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Kenigsberg, B. (2016, November 22). Naughty Boy: Mommy Issues Explain a Lot. New York Times, C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Percy, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Percy, 2013; Simonson & Lake, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Simonson & Lake, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Williams-Guillén et al., 2008)
  • 6 or more authors: (Fumagalli et al., 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation
ISSN (print)1061-9518

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