How to format your references using the Journal of Property Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Property Research. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Bignami, G. F. (2008). Astronomy. Gamma rays and neutron stars. Science (New York, N.Y.), 322(5905), 1193–1194.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sheng, M., & Kim, M. J. (2002). Postsynaptic signaling and plasticity mechanisms. Science (New York, N.Y.), 298(5594), 776–780.
A journal article with 3 authors
Joachim, C., Gimzewski, J. K., & Aviram, A. (2000). Electronics using hybrid-molecular and mono-molecular devices. Nature, 408(6812), 541–548.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Zhang, Q., Li, G., Rhodes, D., Kiswandhi, A., Besara, T., Zeng, B., … Balicas, L. (2013). CORRIGENDUM: Superconductivity with extremely large upper critical fields in Nb2Pd0.81S5. Scientific Reports, 3, 1682.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smith, I. M., Griffiths, D. V., & Margetts, L. (2015). Programming the Finite Element Method. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Youn, Y.-K. (2014). Color Atlas of Thyroid Surgery: Open, Endoscopic and Robotic Procedures. (K. E. Lee & J. Y. Choi, Eds.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
He-cheng, W., & Su, L. (2012). Application of Fuzzy Clustering in Making Distribution Strategy of Travel Coupons-—Case of Hangzhou. In H. Kim (Ed.), Advances in Technology and Management: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Technology and Management (ICTAM 2012), International Convention Center Jeju, Jeju-Island, Korea (pp. 37–43). 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 Property Research.

Blog post
Fang, J. (2015, July 15). Ancient Jellies Had Hard Armor And No Tentacles. 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. (1996). School Facilities: Profiles of School Condition by State (No. HEHS-96-148). 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
Liang, J. R. (2017). A Risk Analysis of the Molybdenum-99 Supply Chain Using Bayesian Networks (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Wogan, J. (2016, September 6). Eat, Pray, Chill. New York Times, p. M2124.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bignami, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Bignami, 2008; Sheng & Kim, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Sheng & Kim, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Joachim, Gimzewski, & Aviram, 2000)
  • 6 or more authors: (Zhang et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Property Research
AbbreviationJ. Prop. Res.
ISSN (print)0959-9916
ISSN (online)1466-4453
ScopeGeography, Planning and Development
Urban Studies

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