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
Siegel, J. S. (2004). Chemistry. Chemical topology and interlocking molecules. Science (New York, N.Y.), 304(5675), 1256–1258.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tian, C., & Zheng, J. C. (2011). Reprogrammed Astrocytes as a Potential Therapy for Neurodegenerative Disorders. Science (New York, N.Y.), 334(6063 Suppl), 53–54.
A journal article with 3 authors
Berg, R. W., Alaburda, A., & Hounsgaard, J. (2007). Balanced inhibition and excitation drive spike activity in spinal half-centers. Science (New York, N.Y.), 315(5810), 390–393.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Dai, Z., Liu, J. T., Wei, W., & Chen, J. (2014). Detection of the Three Gorges Dam influence on the Changjiang (Yangtze River) submerged delta. Scientific Reports, 4, 6600.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Segura, J., & Hawkins, C. F. (2005). CMOS Electronics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Martella, C. (2015). Practical Graph Analytics with Apache Giraph. (R. Shaposhnik & D. Logothetis, Eds.). Berkeley, CA: Apress.
A chapter in an edited book
Schleicher, D. (2010). Dynamics of Entire Functions. In E. Bedford, M. Brunella, T.-C. Dinh, D. Schleicher, N. Sibony, G. Gentili, … G. Patrizio (Eds.), Holomorphic Dynamical Systems: Cetraro, Italy, July 7-12, 2008 (pp. 295–339). 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 International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation.

Blog post
Luntz, S. (2014, July 31). Humpback Whale Birth Observed. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (2013). Intelligent Transportation Systems: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technologies Expected to Offer Safety Benefits, but a Variety of Deployment Challenges Exist (No. GAO-14-13). 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
Johnson, D. A. (2008). Job satisfaction in the operating room: An analysis of the cultural competence of nurses (Doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

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
(nyt), S. K. (2005, January 21). World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Submarine Appeal In European Court. New York Times, p. A8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Siegel, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Siegel, 2004; Tian & Zheng, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Tian & Zheng, 2011)
  • Three authors: (Berg, Alaburda, & Hounsgaard, 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Dai, Liu, Wei, & Chen, 2014)

About the journal

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

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