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
Szidat, S. (2009). Atmosphere. Sources of Asian haze. Science (New York, N.Y.), 323(5913), 470–471.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lee, E.-J., & Groisman, E. A. (2012). Control of a Salmonella virulence locus by an ATP-sensing leader messenger RNA. Nature, 486(7402), 271–275.
A journal article with 3 authors
Crespo-Hernández, C. E., Cohen, B., & Kohler, B. (2005). Base stacking controls excited-state dynamics in A.T DNA. Nature, 436(7054), 1141–1144.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Lin, S.-K., Tsai, M.-Y., Tsai, P.-C., & Hsu, B.-H. (2014). Formation of alternating interfacial layers in Au-12Ge/Ni joints. Scientific Reports, 4, 4557.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Grous, A. (2011). Applied Metrology for Manufacturing Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Mukhopadhyay, S. C., Jayasundera, K. P., & Fuchs, A. (Eds.). (2013). Advancement in Sensing Technology: New Developments and Practical Applications (Vol. 1). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Billaut, J.-C., Hebrard, E., & Lopez, P. (2012). Complete Characterization of Near-Optimal Sequences for the Two-Machine Flow Shop Scheduling Problem. In N. Beldiceanu, N. Jussien, & É. Pinson (Eds.), Integration of AI and OR Techniques in Contraint Programming for Combinatorial Optimzation Problems: 9th International Conference, CPAIOR 2012, Nantes, France, May 28 – June1, 2012. Proceedings (pp. 66–80). 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
Andrew, E. (2014, July 29). Climate Change and Pollution Threaten Future Food Supplies. 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. (1987). Compensatory Education: Chapter 1 Participants Generally Meet Selection Criteria (HRD-87-26). 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
Collinsworth, B. M. (2014). Hospital to housing: A grant proposal for specialized discharge planning services for people who are homeless [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
Glassman, J. K. (2016, September 6). The G.O.P. Needs You: Vote Clinton. New York Times, A21.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Szidat, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Lee & Groisman, 2012; Szidat, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Lee & Groisman, 2012)
  • Three authors: (Crespo-Hernández et al., 2005)
  • 6 or more authors: (Lin et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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