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
Bickford, D. (2002). Animal behavior: male parenting of New Guinea froglets. Nature, 418(6898), 601–602.
A journal article with 2 authors
Robles-De-La-Torre, G., & Hayward, V. (2001). Force can overcome object geometry in the perception of shape through active touch. Nature, 412(6845), 445–448.
A journal article with 3 authors
Watson, E. B., Thomas, J. B., & Cherniak, D. J. (2007). 40Ar retention in the terrestrial planets. Nature, 449(7160), 299–304.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Beermann, J., Eriksen, R. L., Holmgaard, T., Pedersen, K., & Bozhevolnyi, S. I. (2014). Plasmonic black metals via radiation absorption by two-dimensional arrays of ultra-sharp convex grooves. Scientific Reports, 4, 6904.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Collings, S. (2015). Interpretation and Application of UK GAAP. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Jullien, V. (Ed.). (2015). Seventeenth-Century Indivisibles Revisited (Vol. 49). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
GIZ GmbH. (2015). Success Factor – Strategy. In G. GmbH (Ed.), Cooperation Management for Practitioners: Managing Social Change with Capacity WORKS (pp. 42–51). Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.

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. (2015, March 5). The 8 Books Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks Every Person Should Read. 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. (1989). Computer Procurement: FAA’s $1.5-Billion Computer Resources Nucleus Project (IMTEC-89-44FS). 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
Horvath, C. P. (2012). Comparison of waste heat driven and electrically driven cooling systems for a high ambient temperature, off-grid application [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Maryland, College Park.

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
Gustines, G. G. (2012, August 27). DC Comics Unveils New Power Couple. New York Times, C2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bickford, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Bickford, 2002; Robles-De-La-Torre & Hayward, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Robles-De-La-Torre & Hayward, 2001)
  • Three authors: (Watson et al., 2007)
  • 6 or more authors: (Beermann et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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