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
Ramirez, A. P. (2007). Applied physics. Oxide electronics emerge. Science (New York, N.Y.), 315(5817), 1377–1378.
A journal article with 2 authors
Abraham, R. G., & van Den Bergh, S. (2001). The morphological evolution of galaxies. Science (New York, N.Y.), 293(5533), 1273–1278.
A journal article with 3 authors
Del Bene, F., Tessmar-Raible, K., & Wittbrodt, J. (2004). Direct interaction of geminin and Six3 in eye development. Nature, 427(6976), 745–749.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Nakamura, H., Shirakawa, Y., Kitamura, H., Sato, N., Shinji, O., Saito, K., & Takahashi, S. (2013). Mechanism of wavelength conversion in polystyrene doped with benzoxanthene: emergence of a complex. Scientific Reports, 3, 2502.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Panek, W., & Wentworth, T. (2010). Mastering Microsoft® Windows® 7 Administration. Wiley Publishing, Inc.
An edited book
Vassilopoulos, A. P. (2011). Fatigue of Fiber-reinforced Composites (T. Keller, Ed.). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Khan, N., Yoshimura, S., Roth, P., Cesnulis, E., Koenue-Leblebicioglu, D., Curcic, M., Imhof, H.-G., & Yonekawa, Y. (2005). Conventional microsurgical treatment of paraclinoid aneurysms: state of the art with the use of the selective extradural anterior clinoidectomy SEAC. In Y. Yonekawa, E. Keller, Y. Sakurai, & T. Tsukahara (Eds.), New Trends of Surgery for Stroke and its Perioperative Management (pp. 23–29). 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
Hamilton, K. (2016, September 5). Why Danger Is Exciting – But Only To Some People. 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. (2017). Health Information Technology: HHS Should Assess the Effectiveness of Its Efforts to Enhance Patient Access to and Use of Electronic Health Information (GAO-17-305). 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
Dasari, R. A. (2016). Automatic driving system by recognizing road signs using digital image processing [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
Miranda, L.-M. (2017, October 16). Stephen Sondheim. New York Times, M2143.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ramirez, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Abraham & van Den Bergh, 2001; Ramirez, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Abraham & van Den Bergh, 2001)
  • Three authors: (Del Bene et al., 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Nakamura et al., 2013)

About the journal

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

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